CDMA Joins Bridges Program in Expanding Opportunity for Aspiring Dentists

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October 05, 2021 | Glendale, AZ

Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine-Arizona is proud to announce its participation in the University’s Bridges Program, a diversity initiative aimed at increasing opportunities for aspiring students to pursue healthcare careers.

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 achieving a career in healthcare.

The Bridges Program allows students to apply for provisional early acceptance to the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona (CDMA) provided they gain acceptance into the Master of Arts in Biomedical Science (M.A.) Program, or successfully complete the first year of the Master of Biomedical Sciences (M.B.S.) Program. Students must meet several requirements including passing all courses and maintaining a 3.2 overall GPA in the Biomedical Sciences Program; participating in the Bridges Mentoring Program; and maintaining good academic and professional standing prior to starting their dental medicine education at CDMA.

The Bridges Program offers students an excellent foundation 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 CDMA, students will have peace of mind knowing that their next academic step awaits, so they can focus on their biomedical studies and improve their potential outcomes.

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