Guaranteed Interview Programs with A.T. Still University

A.T. Still University (ATSU) is the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still. ATSU has campuses in Kirksville, Mo., and Mesa, Arizona.

ATSU is renowned for its preeminence as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. The University is focused on integrating the founding tenets of osteopathic medicine and the advancing knowledge of today's science. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. The University has a rich history of leadership in both healthcare education and correlated research.

ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. Inspired to influence whole person healthcare, ATSU graduates contribute to the future of integrated care while also leading with a selfless passion in the communities they serve.

Each of the campus' programs in Medicine, Dentistry, and Physicain Assistant have reserved interview slots for qualified students.

  • For Medicine and Dentistry, students must be enrolled in Benedictine University’s Master of Science in Integrative Physiology (M.S.I.P.) program.
  • For Physician Assistant program, undergraduate student must be enrolled in bachelor degree program and be on track to complete all prerequisite coursework for the PA program at aT Still.

An outline of qualifications for applicants are provided below. Intrested students must contact Benedicitne University's Director of Pre-Health Professions programs for more details.

Medicine

Qualifications:

  • Meet all admission requirements of ATSU.
  • Cumulative Overall GPA minimum: 3.3 and Cumulative Science GPA minimum 3.3  including MSIP courses (All GPAs are as calculated by AAMCAS);
  • Meet with Program Director of MSIP at least once a semester
  • Demonstrated participation in community service activities and a minimum 100 hrs clinical experiences where doctor-patient interaction can be observed.
  • Have a minimum MCAT score of 501, with the test date occuring within 3 years of application.
  • No final course grade less than a “C” in the Benedictine University’s Master of Science in Integrative Physiology Program
  • Strong letters of support, including one from the MSIP Program Director and one from an Osteopathic Physician.
  • Submit a letter of intent to ATSU admissions office and apply to ATSU by July 15 in the year prior to matriculation and complete AACOMAS application

Dentistry

Qualifications:

  • Meet all admission requirements of ATSU.
  • Cumulative Overall GPA minimum: 3.3 and Cumulative Science GPA minimum 3.3  including MSIP courses (All GPAs are as calculated by AAMCAS);
  • Meet with Program Director of MSIP at least once a semester
  • Demonstrated participation in community service activities and a minimum 100 hrs clinical experiences where dentist-patient interaction can be observed.
  • Have a minimum DAT score of 17 (Missouri) or 19 (Arizona), with the test date occuring within 3 years of application.
  • No final course grade less than a “C” in the Benedictine University’s Master of Science in Integrative Physiology Program
  • Strong letters of support, including one from the MSIP Program Director and one from a dentist.
  • Submit a letter of intent to ATSU admissions office and apply to ATSU by July 31 in the year prior to matriculation and complete AADSAAS application

Physician Assistant

Qualified BenU students in select undergraduate or graduate programs will be automatically granted an interview to participate in the ASHS-DPAS Pipeline to PA Preferred Applicants Program (“P2P”). 

Application qualifications:

  1. Letter of endorsement from the Director, Pre-Health Program at BenU.
  2. Submit an application through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (“CASPA”) by the deadline.
  3. Demonstrate commitment to community service, particularly to underserved and/or vulnerable populations.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the physician assistant profession, including but not limited to physician assistant shadowing for a minimum of 40 hours.
  5. Complete prerequisite requirements for admission to the program For more details, please contact Dr. Regina Schurman, Director, Pre-health Professions Program.

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Yvonne Kumon
Assistant to the Dean
ykumon@ben.edu
(630) 829-6084

Bonnie Beezhold, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
bbeezhold@ben.edu
(630) 829-6528

Cheryl Mascarenhas, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science & Health
cmascarenhas@ben.edu
(630) 829-6587