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 DOCTOR OF PHARMACY, OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE AGREEMENTS SIGNED AT SRU 

 

SPOTLIGHT

Dec. 11, 2002

CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine (724) 738-4854;  e-mail: gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu

DOCTOR OF PHARMACY AND DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE PROGRAMS

NOW AVAILABLE TO SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

--SRU AND LAKE ERIE COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE SIGN AGREEMENT

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Administrators from Slippery Rock University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) have approved two new articulation agreements – a doctor of osteopathic medicine and a doctor of pharmacy.

           The programs will enable Rock students to transfer to LECOM for advanced degrees, while earning a bachelor’s degree from SRU. Rock students will be eligible to transfer into the pharmacy program after two years and into medical school after three years, says Dr. Jane Fulton, SRU’s dean of the College of Health, Environment and Science. The programs are open to students majoring in biology, allied health, exercise science or chemistry.

           “LECOM is excited about offering another opportunity to the Slippery Rock University students choosing a medical career,” said Dr. Silvia Ferretti, provost, vice president and dean of academic affairs at LECOM.

More career options for students

           SRU has been pursuing articulation agreements to better serve students aspiring to medical school or careers as chiropractors. Earlier this year, SRU approved a doctor of chiropractic program with Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis. Students complete the program in six years instead of the usual seven, in a program called “3 plus 3.”

           “I want our College of Health, Environment and Science to be known as a place where you can plan for a professional career; you can get there from SRU,” Fulton says.

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