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Medical School Affiliations


Temple University School of Medicine*

Two separate programs provide some eligible students in the PMPP with early assurance of admission to the Temple University School of Medicine.

Early Assurance Program

Students may initiate the application process to this program in their sophomore year. To be considered, students must be in good standing at the beginning of their junior year, have completed most of the Pre-Medical Core Curriculum, and have achieved a GPA of 3.5 overall and in math/science. Conditional acceptance is granted to qualified students during their junior year at Duquesne.

Duquesne Medical Scholars Program (DMSP)

The DMSP offers outstanding high-school seniors the opportunity to gain provisional acceptance into the Temple University School of Medicine.  Students who complete the program requirements upon graduation from Duquesne University will spend all four years at Temple's Clinical Campus at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh for their medical school education.

Incoming freshman with SAT scores of 1350 or higher in the math and verbal sections (no single score below 600, this includes the new writing section) or a minimum composite ACT score of 31 are eligible to apply to this program in advance of matriculation. Qualified candidates will first be interviewed by the PMPP and then by members of the Admissions Committee from Temple School of Medicine. Students must indicate their interest in the program by checking the DMSP code on the Duquesne University Admissions application.

 A completed Duquesne application with all supporting materials must be received by November 15.

Admission into this program requires a two-step interview process:

   1. If selected, the first interview is with the Pre-Medical Professions Program office at Duquesne University.  Interviews typically take place in the month of January.

   2. Upon completion of the first interview, the applicant's information will be sent to the Office of Admissions of Temple University School of Medicine.  If chosen, the second interview will be conducted by members of the admissions committee from Temple School of Medicine at the Allegheny General Hospital Clinical Campus in Pittsburgh typically in March.

Acceptance into the program is decided by Temple School of Medicine.  Once the student is accepted, he or she gains conditional acceptance to Temple University School of Medicine and must successfully complete all the DMSP requirements. Please note, acceptance into this program has no effect on the student's admission status with Duquesne University.


Final Acceptance Into Temple Medical School

In order to maintain the seat at Temple, the DMSP or Early Assurance student must meet the following criteria:

   1. The minimum undergraduate cumulative and science (biology, chemistry, mathemathics and physics) grade point average (G.P.A.) at Duquesne University is 3.5 for the first three years with no grade less than a C (2.0).

   2. The minimum (non-cumulative) G.P.A. for the fourth undergraduate academic year at DU must be at least 3.0 with no grade less than C (2.0).

   3. The MCAT must be taken before matriculation to medical school.  The minimum acceptable MCAT score is at least the 70th percentile in each section.

   4. Students must receive a degree from Duquesne University in a specified major.

   5. The student must complete at least 50 hours of health care experiences prior to their AMCAS application and demonstrate a commitment to servicing others through their extracurricular activities.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)*

4+4 Program for either medical or dental

This program is designed for high school seniors who have at least a 3.5 GPA and have a minimum SAT of 1170 (not including the writing section) or minimum composite ACT score of 26.

LECOM has 3 campuses that students may choose from:  Erie, PA (main campus), Bradenton, FL or Greensburg, PA (at the campus of Seton Hill College).

Based upon their high school GPA, SAT scores, personal statement, and an interview at LECOM, the students will be admitted to Duquesne University with the intention of matriculating to one of the LECOM campuses (Bradenton only for Dental) directly after they complete their degree at Duquesne. 

While at Duquesne students must complete the Pre-Medical Core Curriculum, achieve a 3.4 cumulative grade point average, and a 3.2 science grade point average by Feb. 1 of the year of matriculation and earn a minimum score of 25 on the MCAT with no section less than 7.  For dental applicants, a DAT of at least a 16 is required.

If a student is interested in this program, please check the LECOM 4+4 medical or 4+4 dental option on the Duquesne University admissions application. 

A completed DU application with all supporting materials must be received by December 1.


*All linkage applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident.