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Affiliate Agreements with Professional Programs

Cabrini’s “3+4” and “3+3” affiliated science programs offer students the potential to shorten the timeframe to complete their desired undergraduate and professional degrees by allowing them to apply to the affiliated professional programs a year early.  Students are still required to satisfy all entrance requirements of the professional program and should understand that being accepted into one of these affiliate program tracks at Cabrini does not guarantee eventual acceptance into the professional program.

The non-accelerated, “4+4” and “4+3” affiliation agreements provide Cabrini students with a “preferred applicant” status as they move through the regular application process of the professional program.  Some of our affiliate partners “save seats” in each year’s incoming class for Cabrini graduates.  Please note, however, that this does not mean Cabrini students are guaranteed admission.  Although Cabrini’s Science programs are designed to produce graduates who are well qualified to continue toward professional degrees, success for the student ultimately depends on their overall level of achievement within their undergraduate program.


All questions regarding any of these affiliated programs should be directed to Dr. Kimberly Boyd (email: kboyd@cabrini.edu) at Cabrini University rather than contacting the professional programs directly.

The following are the programs with which Cabrini has entered into affiliation agreements:


Pharmacy (PharmD) 

with Thomas Jefferson University School of Pharmacy

Cabrini University and Thomas Jefferson University School of Pharmacy have an articulation agreement that facilitates the matriculation of qualified Cabrini students into the Pharmacy doctoral program at Thomas Jefferson University.

This is an accelerated 3+4 program providing Cabrini students the option of applying to the Pharmacy program in their junior year. 

Requirements for a successful application to the Pharmacy program are:

  • PharmCAS application
  • minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in all coursework at Cabrini
  • good academic record with no academic honesty violations
  • successful interview with the program’s admissions committee

At the successful completion of their first year in the Pharmacy program, students will be awarded their BS degree in Biology from Cabrini (assuming the Cabrini core curriculum requirements have been met).  Students may pursue any track within the Cabrini Biology major.

 

with University of the Sciences Pharmacy Program

Cabrini University and University of the Sciences have an articulation agreement that facilitates the matriculation of qualified Cabrini students into the Pharmacy doctoral program at University of the Sciences.

There are two options for this affiliated program:

  • An accelerated 3+4 program providing Cabrini students the option of applying to the Pharmacy program in their junior year
  • A “preferred applicant” 4+4 program in which Cabrini students follow the traditional timeline of applying to the program in their senior year.

Requirements for a successful application to the Pharmacy program are:

  • PharmCAS application
  • minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA in all coursework, with a minimum 2.5 math/science GPA
  • all prescribed course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher
  • PCAT composite score of 25 or higher
  • successful Professional Education Readiness Competency interview
  • must be able to provide a valid social security number at time of application

For the 3+4 program, at the successful completion of their first year in the Pharmacy program, students will be awarded their BS degree in either Biology or Chemistry from Cabrini (assuming the Cabrini core curriculum requirements have been met).  Students may pursue any track within the Cabrini Biology major.


Physical Therapy (DPT) 

with Widener University

Cabrini University and Widener University have an articulation agreement that facilitates the matriculation of qualified Cabrini students into the Physical Therapy doctoral program at Widener University.

There are two options for this affiliated program:

  • An accelerated 3+3 program providing Cabrini students the option of applying to the Physical Therapy program in their junior year
  • A 4+3 program in which Cabrini students follow the traditional timeline of applying to the program in their senior year.

Requirements for a successful application to the Physical Therapy program are:

  • PTCAS application
  • minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in all coursework, with a 3.3 or higher at the time of application
  • good academic record with no academic honesty violations
  • GRE score at or above 50th percentile of participants
  • successful interview with the program’s admissions committee

For the 3+4 program, at the successful completion of their first year in the Physical Therapy program, students will be awarded their BS degree in Biology from Cabrini (assuming the Cabrini core curriculum requirements have been met).  Students may pursue any track within the Cabrini Biology major.


Podiatric Medicine (DPM) 

with Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Cabrini University and Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine have an articulation agreement that facilitates the matriculation of qualified Cabrini students into the Podiatric Medicine program at Temple University.

This is an accelerated 3+4 program providing Cabrini students the option of applying to the Podiatric Medicine program in their junior year. 

Requirements for a successful application to the Podiatric Medicine program are:

  • AACPMAS application
  • minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA in all coursework, with a 3.1 or higher science GPA
  • good academic record with no academic honesty violations
  • MCAT score at or above the 45th percentile of participants
  • successful interview with the program’s admissions committee

At the successful completion of their first year in the Podiatric Medicine program, students will be awarded their BS degree in Biology from Cabrini (assuming the Cabrini core curriculum requirements have been met).  Students should pursue the Pre-Medicine track within the Cabrini Biology major.


Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cabrini University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) have an affiliation agreement that facilitates the preferred acceptance of qualified Cabrini students into the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at PCOM.

In this program, students follow the traditional timeline and apply to the Osteopathic Medicine program in their senior year at Cabrini.

Requirements for a successful application to the Osteopathic Medicine program are:

  • AACOMAS application
  • minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in all coursework
  • good academic record with no academic honesty violations
  • MCAT score at or above 504, with at least 126 on each section
  • successful interview with the program’s admissions committee
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency

While at Cabrini, students should pursue the Pre-Medicine track within the Cabrini Biology major.


Occupational Therapy (MSOT) 

With Gwynedd Mercy University

Cabrini University and Gwynedd Mercy University have an articulation agreement that facilitates the matriculation of qualified Cabrini students into the Master’s in Occupational Therapy program at Gwynedd Mercy University.  As part of this agreement Gwynedd Mercy will guarantee an interview for the top three MSOT applicants from Cabrini University who meet the admissions criteria each year.

The list of admission pre-requisites (as listed on the Gwynedd Mercy website) for the MSOT program are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II (with a laboratory component): 8 credits    
  • General Psychology: 3 credits
  • Abnormal Psychology: 3 credits
  • Developmental (Lifespan) Psychology: 3 credits
  • Sociology/Anthropology: 3 credits
  • Statistics/Research Methods: 3 credits

Students may pursue any undergraduate major at Cabrini University as long as they take these pre-requisite courses.


Additional Information

Although entrance requirements vary from one professional school to another, there are three general requirements requested by most of these schools that will enhance the strength of student applications:

  1. a science-related degree (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics)
  2. a strong background in liberal arts education
  3. and involvement in a variety of related professional and social activities

For more information, contact Dr. Kimberly L. Boyd at 610-902-8397; or, by email at kboyd@cabrini.edu


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