Early Interview Assurance Program

Early Interview Assurance Program

Wilkes University has developed affiliations with health professions schools in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, and physical therapy education.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine :4+4 = BS/MD

Eligible candidates must apply to Wilkes University by December 15th of their senior year in high school. Students should have a high GPA a high rank in their high school graduating class, and a combined SAT score of 1310 or better. In addition, student must be from Lackawanna or Luzerne County.

After admission to Wilkes, a guaranteed interview will be contingent upon the following:

  • Submitting an AMCAS application to TCMC in the year preceding desired entry as a first-year medical student.
  • Submitting the TCMC secondary application in the year preceding desired entry as a first-year medical student.
  • Achieving a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.5 on a scale of 4.00 in biology, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and physics (and any other required course determined by GCSOM) at Wilkes University.
  • Achieving a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.5 on a scale of 4.00 in the sciences courses at Wilkes University.
  • Achieving a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 for all courses completed at Wilkes University.
  • Having no grade in any course below a "C" at Wilkes University.
  • Achieving a score of 509 or higher on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) with a score of at least 126 in each section. Additionally, GCSOM will consider previous MCAT results if they are within three years of the date of application and the student has scored a 30 or higher with a score of at least 8 in each section.
  • Submitting a committee letter endorsing the candidate from the faculty at Wilkes University.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM): 3 + 4 and 4 + 4 = BS/DO

Eligible candidates must apply to Wilkes University by December 15th of their senior year in high school. Students should have a high GPA a high rank in their high school graduating class, and a combined SAT score of 1310 or better.

After admission to Wilkes, a guaranteed interview will be contingent upon the following:

  • The candidate must complete the undergraduate course requirements as listed in PCOM’s catalog.
  • The candidate must have earned (on the 4.0 grading system) a grade point average of at least 3.75 through the end of the sophomore year at University for the 3+4 program or a grade point average of 3.25 through the end of junior year for the 4+4 program.
  • The candidate must take the Medical College Admissions Test as early as possible but no later than the fall of the senior year (based on program of interest). The candidate must earn a minimum score of the fiftieth percentile (50%) in each section of the MCAT.
  • The candidate must also submit an application to PCOM through AACOMAS no later than October 31st of the senior year and submit the PCOM Supplemental Application (with application fee) no later than November 30th of the senior year.
  • The candidate must submit a letter of recommendation from an Osteopathic Physician (D.O.).
Widener University Institute for Physical Therapy Education (WU-IPTE) – 3+3 and 4+3 (DPT)

Eligible candidates must apply to Wilkes University by December 15th of their senior year in high school. Students should have a high GPA, a high rank in their high school graduating class, and a combined SAT score of 1310 or better.

  • The candidate must complete the undergraduate course requirements as listed in Widener’s catalog.
  • Candidate must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the undergraduate program and achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 by the end of the fall of the junior year.  The candidate must have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average in order to matriculate into graduate courses in the physical therapy program.
  • Graduate Record Exam General Test scores of 50th percentile or better on the combined verbal and quantitative sections.
  • The candidate must also submit an application to Widener through PTCAS no later than October 31st of the senior year and submit the Widener Supplemental Application (with application fee) no later than November 30th of the senior year. 

Contacts

Constance DombroskiConstance Dombroski, MS
Director, Center for Health Sciences and Student Success
Cohen Science Center
(570) 408-4823
constance.dombroski@wilkes.edu

Gennie SingerGennie Singer
Health Sciences Administrative Assistant
Cohen Science Center
(570) 408-4750
genevieve.singer@wilkes.edu