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  • Early Admission Program in Dental Medicine

    Saint Vincent College has an affiliation agreement with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. It is an early acceptance program in which students spend four years at St. Vincent College (Phase I) and four years at LECOM School of Dental Medicine (Phase II). Admission to Phase I requires a high school grade point average greater than or equal to 3.5, an SAT score (critical reading plus math) of at least 1200 and an interview by the chairperson of the Preprofessional Health Committee. 

    Students may major in any subject at St. Vincent College but must complete the following courses in the semesters specified. No fewer than 15 credits may be taken in any semester.

    Fall Semester (1st year)     Spring Semester (1st year) 
    Course  Credits    Course  Credits 
    General Biology I (BL150) 3   General Biology II (BL152) 3
    General Biology Lab I (BL 151) 1   General Biology Lab II (BL153) 1
    General Chemistry I (CH 101) 3   General Chemistry II (CH 102) 3
    General Chemistry Lab I
    (CH 103)
    1    General Chemistry Lab II (CH 134) 1
    Calculus I (MA 108) 4   Exploring Religious Meaning (TH 119) 3
    Language & Rhetoric (EL 102) 3      
    Freshmen Seminar  1      
               
    Fall Semester (2nd year)     Spring Semester (2nd year) 
    Course  Credits    Course  Credits 
    Cell Biology (BL 208) 3   Mammalian Physiology (BL 224) 3
    Cell Biology Lab (BL 209) 1   Mammalian Physiology Lab
    (BL 225)
    1
    Organic Chemistry I (CH 221) 3   Organic Chemistry II (CH 222) 3
    Organic Chemistry I Lab
    (CH 223)
    1   Organic Chemistry II Lab (CH 224) 1
             
    Fall Semester (3rd year)     Spring Semester (3rd year) 
    Course  Credits    Course  Credits 
    General Physics I (PH 111) 3   General Physics II (PH 112) 3
    General Physics I Lab (PH 113) 1   General Physics II Lab (PH 114) 1
             
    Fall Semester (4th year)    Spring Semester (4th year) 
    Course  Credits    Course  Credits 
    Proteins and Metabolism 3      

    Students may apply for provisional acceptance to the LECOM School of Dental Medicine beginning January 1 of their senior year in high school and no later than February 1 of the sophomore year in college. Matriculation to LECOM (Phase II) requires completion of the above coursework; an overall grade point average greater than or equal to 3.4; a science grade point average greater than or equal to 3.2; and DAT scores typically greater than 18. Additionally, students must earn a recommendation for admission to dental school from the Preprofessional Health Committee. Shadowing (>100 hours) in a clinical dental setting is highly recommended.