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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

Premedical Primary Care Program with Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine


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Through an agreement with The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, select students may be admitted to Penn State’s Premedical Primary Care Program, allowing them to pursue careers as primary care physicians. This program gives these students the option for automatic matriculation to The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine upon completing the Bachelor of Science degree requirements. For acceptance criteria, contact the Health Professions Advisory Committee of Elizabethtown College.

Elizabethtown College is one of a select group of colleges that participates in The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine’s Primary Care Pre-Admissions Program at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The program was established to encourage undergraduate students to pursue careers in internal medicine, family practice and pediatrics by providing students with mentoring, primary care and pre-clinical experience. Through an agreement with The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, select students may be admitted to Penn State’s Premedical Primary Care Program, allowing them to pursue careers as primary care physicians. This program gives these students the option for automatic matriculation to The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine upon completing a Bachelor’s degree and maintaining competitive grade point average and Medical College Admissions Test scores as stipulated by The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

Students in this program may pursue any major but must complete the required courses listed below. The student must accumulate a minimum GPA of 3.5 in biology, chemistry, and physics courses and a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 by the end of  his or her junior year of college. Students must complete two Family Practice Practicum coordinated by the Health Professions Advisor Committee of Elizabethtown College and/or the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine also offers the following: a) a Primary Scholars Program, in which students spend two weeks at Hershey participating in lectures, seminars and clinical experiences; b) a Primary Care Summer Academic Program for minority students and students from rural and medically underserved areas; and c) a Primary Care Mentoring Program, through which students are assigned a mentor, a preceptor or faculty affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, who is located in the same town or region as the student. To apply for acceptance into programs, students must meet criteria established by The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and apply through the Health Professions Advisory Committee of Elizabethtown College. For program information and admissions requirements, contact the Chair of HPAC.

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