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Biol-2-Med Application

Department of Biology, California State University
Western University of Health Sciences

Application Deadline:

Approximately mid-January of each year. Contact the Biology Department at CSUSB, 909 537 5305, or Dr. Stuart Sumida, 909 537 7338, for details. Selection of the students will occur in the winter quarter.

Applications received after the deadline may not be reviewed. The address to which application should be sent is:

Biol-2-Med program
Department of Biology
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407

This program is designed to allow up to four students into the Biol-2-Med program who will have a position reserved for them in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at Western University of Health Sciences for the year following the completion of the B.S. degree in Biology. Biology majors are eligible to apply to this program once they have successfully completed the Biology 200 series (Biology 200, 201, and 202). Once accepted into the Biol-2-Med program, students must: 1) maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.3 in the required courses for the major, 2) must take the Medical college admission test (MCAT) and obtain a minimum score of 24, 3) must satisfy the requirements for the B.S. in Biology, and 4) must satisfy all requirements for admission to Western University's D.O. program.

Application procedure:

  1. Complete the application form, including the narrative questions.
  2. Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  3. Submit the application materials to the Biology department by the deadline.
  4. Letters of recommendation may be submitted (optional).

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Biol-2-Med Application

Department of Biology, California State University
Western University of Health Sciences

Name: ____________________________________________________

Date of application: _________________________________________

Mailing address: __________________________________________

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Phone number: __________________________________________

E-mail address: __________________________________________

Colleges/Universities attended:

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On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following three questions. Your narrative for each question must not exceed one page (12 point font).

  1. Describe why you are interested in a career as a physician.
  2. Describe why you are interested in pursuing a degree in osteopathic medicine.
  3. Describe how you are preparing yourself for medical school (e.g., Courses, work experience, clinical experience, service activities, research, etc).