3 Plus 4 Programs

A male and female student examine a model of a human skeleton Three plus four programs provide an opportunity for bright, mature and ambitious students to complete a baccalaureate degree from the partner college or university and then a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in seven years.

The UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine has established articulation agreements with a few select undergraduate institutions, whereby you apply to the College of Osteopathic Medicine during your junior year and begin osteopathic medical studies at the University of New England in what would traditionally be your senior year of college. Acceptance into the undergraduate college and pursuing the three plus four track does not in any way guarantee acceptance to the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine.

As a qualified three plus four candidate, you are guaranteed an interview, and may be interviewed before successfully completing all academic requirements and the MCAT. Conditional acceptances may be offered to you, pending your completion of all academic requirements and achievement of a specific target MCAT score. The baccalaureate degree is generally not awarded until the successful completion of the first year of osteopathic medical studies at the University of New England.

UNE College of Arts and Sciences

Biddeford, Maine
If you are a UNE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) student in the Medical Sciences track of the Medical Biology major, you may qualify to apply for early admission to the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine. The CAS/COM 3+4 program requires that you maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 overall and in all science courses, and take the MCAT admissions test in the spring semester of your sophomore year.

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Springfield College

Springfield, Massachusetts
Students should declare their intention to enter the accelerated program by notifying the Springfield College Premedical Professions Advisory Committee and their advisor by the end of their sophomore year. Students must successfully complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) with an overall score of 23 and at least an "M" on the written section. Students must take the MCAT no later than August immediately preceding their junior year. For more information about the Springfield College/UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine Accelerated Binary Degree Program, contact Joseph Berger, Ph.D., chair of the Pre-professional Advising Committee.

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University of Hartford 

West Hartford, Connecticut
For more information about the University of Hartford/UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine Accelerated Binary Degree Program, contact Peg Ciarcia, health science program director and chair of the Premedical Professions Advisory Committee, at University of Hartford Premedical Professions Advising Program website.

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University of Maine-Orono

Orono, Maine
To foster increased training of physicians for Maine, the University of Maine and the University of New England have established an articulation agreement offering University of Maine students majoring in biology, biochemistry or microbiology an opportunity to be interviewed and admitted to the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine after three years at the University of Maine. Students accepted into the Maine program become candidates for reserved slots at the University of New England. For more information about the University of Maine/University of New England 3+4 program, contact Crisanne Kadamus Blackie, health professions career specialist, at crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu or (207) 581-2587.

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Utica College

Utica, New York
Utica College and the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine offer a highly selective program that allows qualified students the opportunity to enter the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine after three years of undergraduate work. The Utica College Admissions Committee will interview all interested students during their senior year of high school to determine acceptability. Applicants must rank in the top 20% of their high school class, score at least 1,100 on the SAT I or 26 on the ACT, and demonstrate a good understanding of osteopathic medicine. For more information about the Utica College/UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine 3+4 program, contact Adam Pack, Ph.D., chair of Utica College's Advisory Committee for the Health Professions (ACHP), at apack@utica.edu or (315) 792-3129.

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