WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine and Millsaps College confirm partnership for medical students
A new agreement between Millsaps College and the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine guarantees admission to the College of Osteopathic Medicine for qualified Millsaps graduates. The agreement was signed November 2 by Dr. Keith Dunn, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of Millsaps College, and Dr. Jim Weir, associate dean, student affairs and professor of biomedical sciences (pathology) at William Carey University.
“This is an exciting and innovative agreement between our two institutions, and offers students an opportunity to begin their college experience with the promise of medical school secure in their future,” said Dunn. “We are pleased to enter this partnership with William Carey, and look forward to working with them to educate new generations of physicians for Mississippi.”
Dr. Weir echoed Dunn’s sentiments.
"We are delighted to enter into this agreement will Millsaps College,” said Weir. “We have had many excellent students enter our program from Millsaps College over the years. Invariably, we have found them well prepared for medical school and pleasant to have in our student body.”
To be initially considered for the program, students must be admitted to Millsaps College; have a minimum combined SAT score of 1200 in the critical reading and math sections (not including the writing section), or an ACT score of 26; and participate in an interview conducted jointly by representatives of Millsaps and William Carey.
Following the interview, students will be advised of their acceptance or rejection for the program. Entrance into the program will be on a competitive basis, and limited to 10 students per year.
During their undergraduate studies at Millsaps, students must meet specific conditions to secure their guaranteed acceptance into the College of Osteopathic Medicine.