Bridges Program Expands Medical School Opportunities

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January 14, 2021 | Midwestern University

Midwestern University is proud to announce a new diversity initiative aimed at increasing opportunities for aspiring medical students to pursue a career in osteopathic medicine.

The Midwestern University Bridges Program provides qualified students in the University’s College of Graduate Studies Biomedical Science Programs in Downers Grove, Illinois, and Glendale, Arizona, who are members of underrepresented minority and economically or environmentally disadvantaged populations with a clear path to achieving the goal of becoming an osteopathic physician.

Students admitted to the Biomedical Science Master of Arts and Master of Science Programs who meet the Bridges Program eligibility requirements can apply for admission to the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) through AACOMAS for provisional early acceptance by July 1 of the year preceding completion of their Biomedical Science Program. To be eligible, a minimum overall and science GPA of 2.75 in the undergraduate program and an MCAT score of 490 or higher is required.

The program offers students an excellent foundation in pre-medical education by giving them the ability to increase basic science knowledge and improve study skills. Graduate faculty mentoring and counseling will help the students to stay on track for success. With provisional early acceptance to AZCOM, students will have peace of mind knowing that their next academic step awaits, so they can focus on their studies without having to worry about and prepare for applying to medical school.

For more information about the Midwestern University Bridges Program, contact the Midwestern University Office of Admissions.