Health Professional School Linkage Programs

Linkage Programs are formal agreements between various health professional schools and California State University Fullerton (CSUF), that offer students special consideration for admission. Linkage programs accelerate the application process, and eliminate the need to apply to multiple schools; this significantly reduces the cost of the application process since travel expenses for interviews can cost up to $5,000 each application cycle. Pre-Health Professions Certificate students have the added benefit of saving time by skipping the "glide year", which is the year between completing the program and entering a professional school that is used to prepare professional school applications.

Please review the current linkages for specific information regarding eligibility, requirements, benefits, and the application process.

For specific questions or concerns please schedule an appointment with Dr. Mouttapa via the first page of our website. Our office also advises high school students with questions regarding linkages. 

american university of antigua college of medicine

Available for both CSUF Undergraduates and Pre-Health Professions Certificate Students

American University of Antigua College of Medicine is an innovative medical school dedicated to providing a learner-centric education of the highest quality, providing opportunities to underrepresented minorities, fostering a diverse academic community, and ensuring that its graduates develop the skills and attitudes of life-long learning, compassion, and professionalism.

Marshall B. Ketchum


Available for CSUF undergraduates and Pre-Health Professions Certificate Students

The vision of Marshall B. Ketchum University is to seek to reimagine the future of health care education. The MKBU mission is to educate caring, inspired health care professionals who are prepared to deliver collaborative, patient-centric health care in an inter-professional environment. Marshall B. Ketchum University is guided by the values of excellence, integrity, innovation, compassion, and respect.

st. george's university school of medicine

Available for both CSUF Undergraduates and Pre-Health Professions Certificate Students

St. George’s University has joined with CSU Fullerton to offer students an opportunity to obtain a BS/MD degree. Through the partnership, qualified students are able to pursue a career in medicine at St. George’s University following successful completion of the BS degree or pre-health professions certificate at CSU Fullerton.

lake eerie college of osteopathic medicine

Available for Undergraduates ONLY

The mission of LECOM is to prepare students to become osteopathic physicians, pharmacy practitioners, and dentists through programs of excellence in education, research, clinical care, and community service to enhance the quality of life through improved health for all humanity.

Western university of health sciences

Available for both CSUF Undergraduates and Pre-Health Professions Certificate Students

For 37 years, Western University of Health Sciences has had a special mission: Educating tomorrow’s health-care professionals with a combination of scientific excellence and a humanistic, compassionate approach to patient care.

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Student Responsibilities
Selection Acceptance Process

The linkage programs are designed to provide a limited number of highly qualified CSUF students an early assurance of admission to one of the current linkage programs.