Hampton University
HU, Marshall University School of Medicine form BS-MD Partnership
09/17/2013 - #6

Hampton, Va – Hampton University has partnered with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM) to create a mentoring/collaborative joint BS-MD program. The program allows students to earn a bachelor’s of science degree from HU and a Doctor of Medicine degree from JCESOM.

The first students to participate will be selected during the spring semester.  The requirements for HU student participation is as follows:

Freshmen students applying for the program must have a minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT score of 900, a minimum overall and science GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 system.  Students accepted into the program must maintain an overall 3.25 GPA for the duration of their participation in the program, and must be in good institutional and academic standing with HU. Up to five students may be selected to participate in the program each year with two students selected as alternates. These students will be selected by a committee of representatives of HU and JCESOM.

“This is very exciting for us.  We look forward to a wonderful collaboration,” said Jennifer Plymale, associate dean of admissions at JCESOM.

The HU Pre-Health Program provides students with a variety of medical education activities, including a pre-professional timeline, medical/dental school application advice and support. As a result of the different facets of the program HU undergraduate students are able to pursue careers in medicine, dentistry, and other allied health professions.

HU and the Pre-Health program have established partnerships with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Meharry Medical College School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. Each partnership has provided a pipeline or early identification program for HU students.

For more information about the HU-JCESOM program or the HU pre-health program contact the program coordinator Michael Druitt michael.druitt@hamptonu.edu or call 757.727-5537.



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