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COLUMBUS, Ga. – Columbus State University and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) formally signed an articulation agreement Tuesday, March 28, that will guarantee admission to five students annually into VCOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program.
“This agreement begins a new era of opportunities for CSU students on their journey to becoming successful physicians,” said CSU President Chris Markwood. “The pathways provided by this agreement between CSU and VCOM will likely result in more newly-trained physicians returning to our communities to provide exceptional medical care.”
VCOM’s Chairman of the Board John Rocovich added, “Our goal is to provide a conduit to a top-notch educational facility that expands on the foundation laid by CSU’s program to produce successful physicians in medical school and beyond.”
To be eligible for the guaranteed acceptance program, students must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher after completing all required pre-medical coursework, required community service and health care volunteer hours. CSU students also will have access to an early acceptance program during their second year that will allow them to matriculate to VCOM contingent upon meeting the set standards and graduating from Columbus State University.
VCOM has medical school locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Alabama.