Medical school announces bridge program with West Liberty University

LEWISBURG W. Va. (WVNS) -- The entry into medical school is a stressful process for students. The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is working with West Liberty University to make it easier to enter med school with a bridge program.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Brian Griffith, said this is a tool for medical students who wish to become a doctor but still need some academic work.

"It's getting more and more difficult in this new age to get accepted into a top tier med school," said Griffith.

Students who want to attend medical school first go to West Liberty for one year and complete 30 hours of course work to earn their Master's Degree in Biomedical Science. Upon graduation, students who have a GPA of 3.4 or higher, and an MCAT score of 495 or higher are guaranteed admission into WVSOM.

Griffith said this is a one of a kind opportunity for medical students.

"This is a great opportunity not only for West Liberty students but for students all across West Virginia, or even students out of state, that have a strong interest in wanting to attend one of the premiere Osteopathic schools in the nation."

The agreement between WVSOM and West Liberty is the only bridge program offered throughout West Virginia.

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