On Wednesday, March 27 the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and Lubbock Christian University (LCU) signed an agreement allowing LCU Honors students an opportunity for early application to the TTUHSC School of Medicine. A provision of this agreement allows the LCU Honors Students a more direct path toward a medical degree, notably waiving the requirement to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).
“By waiving the MCAT, a standardized exam for prospective medical students, and allowing early acceptance, the students will have the opportunity to concentrate on interdisciplinary coursework and growth within their studies,” said Dr. Amanda Boston, associate dean of the LCU Honors College.
Lubbock Christian University Honors students who meet specific requirements and who are highly motivated to enter into the field of medicine will be eligible to apply early to the TTUHSC School of Medicine. The students will have the possibility of being interviewed during their third year of undergraduate education, and if accepted, will receive a waiver of the MCAT.
This agreement compliments a network of existing pathways offered to LCU students pursuing careers in the medical field. LCU has a long history of successfully preparing students for continuing education in the pursuit of careers as doctors, dentists, athletic trainers, pharmacists, veterinarians, and many others, enjoying a reputation of student acceptance into various professional schools at rates above the national average. Each academic discipline offers personal mentorship, internship opportunities, medical missions efforts, and other initiatives designed to broaden the experience of student’s applying to competitive professional programs.
To learn more about pre-medical programs at LCU, check out the Office of Health Professions.