Pre-Medical Fast Track Program with Marian University


Marian University, IndianapolisMarian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) has a program that will give Benedictine University pre-medical students opportunities for early acceptance into, or a guaranteed interview with, MU-COM. Please click here for additional information on qualifications and application process.

Visit Marian University's College of Osteopathic Medicine web site.

 

 

Articulation Agreement with Ross Medical School


Ross University Medical SchoolRoss University School of Medicine (RUSM) strives to build and nurture strong relationships with selected four-year colleges and universities, with the purpose of helping eligible students move seamlessly from their undergraduate studies to medical school. An articulation agreement is an official agreement for students who have completed their undergraduate junior year and have met the academic criteria established in the articulation agreement. These students will be promised early acceptance at RUSM in the semester following their graduation. Read the BenU press release.
Requirements include:

  1. An overall GPA of 3.2 or higher

  2. A Grade Point Average of 3.00 or higher in all courses designated by RUSM as pre-requisites for admission

  3. No F, D, or C- grade in any pre-requisite course designated by RUSM (all pre-requisite coursework must have been completed within the past ten years)

  4. A score of 20 or higher on the MCAT exam with no less than a 7 in the Biological Sciences section or a score of 492 with no less than 123 on the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (in the case of multiple attempts, the highest score is taken from each section)
Other minimum admissions requirements required of all other of RUSM’s students as set forth at http://www.rossu.edu/medical-school/admissions/getstarted.cfm.  Read their BLOG.

Partnership Agreements


Hines Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital:
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science clinical education partnership for senior year clinical program requirements completion (13 months classroom/clinicals - graduates in August)
Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy:
    Pre-Pharmacy dual acceptance 2+4 (2 years at BenU and 4 years at CCP leading to Doctor of Pharmacy)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital:
  • Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography clinical education partnership for senior year clinical program requirements completion (18 months classroom/clinicals - graduates in December)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology clinical education partnership for senior year clinical program requirements completion (13 months classroom/clinicals - graduates in August)
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy clinical education partnership for senior year clinical program requirements completion (13 months classroom/clinicals - gradutes in August)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital strongly recommends that a student be trained as a CNA and have "hands-on" experience before applying.

Rush University:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Life Science (Perfusion Technology or Respiratory Care) 3+2 (Bachelor of Arts from BenU (3 yrs) and Master of Science (2 yrs) from Rush - graduates with a Masters degree)
  • Rush University College of Nursing has a contractual agreement between Rush College of Nursing and Benedictine University whereby a student receives their diploma and all or the majority of their education from Benedictine. Upon meeting the admission requirements of Rush, applicants are qualified to receive a guaranteed admission to the Generalist Entry Master’s (GEM) Program. Students who attend Benedictine must earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative and science GPA on a 4-point scale and be recommended to the Rush nursing program by their health career advisor (Ms. Alice Sima). Preferential admission into the GEM program is dependent upon the number of qualified applications received during the year from the affiliate school. Please see their website for additional information.

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Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D
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