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Guarantee your place at med school.

Guarantee your spot in medical school through our new Early Assurance Program partnership with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Through our new affiliation agreement with Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, you can receive conditional acceptance to Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OH-HCOM) early in your pre-med education at Shawnee State. This 4+4 program provides high-achieving students from Ohio a direct path to medical school and peace of mind when it comes to the application process — with the MCAT requirement waived!

Who is eligible for the Early Assurance Program through OU Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine?

Incoming Shawnee State Pre-Med (Biomedical Sciences) students who meet all of the following requirements are eligible to apply for the Early Assurance Program.

  • Ohio resident
  • Graduate from an Ohio high school
  • ACT score of at least 28 or SAT of at least 1300 from one single test date (Highest section scores from multiple test dates will not be combined to create a new composite score)
  • Minimum high school accumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) and completed, or in the process of completing, four units of English, math and science – including chemistry and biology (coursework in physics strongly encouraged)

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How to apply for the Early Assurance Program through OU Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine:

A maximum of three (3) students will be accepted into the Early Assurance Program each year. A waiting list will be created in case an accepted student declines participation in the program.

  1. Apply to Shawnee State University and be accepted into the SSU Pre-Med / Bachelor of Science in Biology, Biomedical Sciences track by January 15.
  2. Apply to the OU-HCOM Early Assurance Program.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation with at least one of the two being from a science teacher.
  4. Participate in an interview to be conducted by OU-HCOM in February and/or March.
  5. Final decisions by OU-HCOM will be made by March 31.
  6. The MCAT requirement is waived for SSU EAP participants; however, participants will be required to take a practice MCAT to gauge standardized test taking proficiency.

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