Hampton, Va. (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
Hampton University has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine) to form the HU-UPenn Biodental program. The partnership allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from HU and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Penn Dental Medicine.
HU students interested in the program must be admitted into the HU Pre-Health program and must complete the prerequisites for the program. If accepted, students are offered conditional early acceptance to Penn Dental Medicine.
Once identified, HU students complete three years in the Department of Biological Sciences then enroll at Penn Dental Medicine. Upon completion of the first year at Penn, students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from HU.
“This partnership echoes the quality of students at Hampton as well as our nationally recognized pre-health program,” stated Assistant Professor Michael Druitt, coordinator of the HU Pre-Health Program. “We are excited about HU students having an early admittance program into a competitive Dental program.”
The HU Pre-Health Program provides students with a variety of medical education activities, including a pre-professional timeline, medical/dental school application advice and support. As a result of the different facets of the program HU undergraduate students are able to pursue careers in medicine, dentistry, and other allied health professions.
HU and the Pre-Health program have established partnerships with Boston University School of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Meharry Medical College School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. Each partnership has provided a pipeline or early identification program for HU students.
For more information about the HU-UPenn Biodental program or the HU pre-health program contact the program coordinator at michael(dot)druitt(at)hamptonu(dot)edu or call 757.727-5537.