The Pre-Med/Med Accelerated Track (PMAT) is a “3+4” program that puts high-achieving undergraduate students at Truman on the fast track to becoming an osteopathic physician by allowing selected students to finish undergraduate and medical school within seven years instead of the usual eight years.
Truman and A.T. Still University (ATSU) have an agreement that allows selected Truman health science and exercise science majors to start A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) after successfully completing their third (junior) year at Truman, prior to completing their undergraduate degree.
After successfully completing their first year of ATSU-KCOM, those first-year medical school credits are transferred back to Truman. The students are then awarded a Bachelor of Science in health science or exercise science from Truman in August of that year.
Requirements for Consideration
Starting with the Fall 2016 semester, interested first-year health science and exercise science majors at Truman can submit a basic application stating their interest in the PMAT program. To be eligible for the program, students must pursue a very specific three-year curriculum approved by Truman and ATSU/KCOM.
After completing their fourth semester at Truman (spring of sophomore year), students can apply for the PMAT program. At the time of application, students must meet or exceed all admission criteria, such as a 3.5 overall and pre-requisite science GPA and documentation of clinical, community service, and leadership experiences.
The students are selected during their junior year and are awarded reserved admission to ATSU-KCOM for the following year.
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