LCU, Texas Tech UHS Sign Agreement to Allow Early Medical School ApplicationMarch 25, 2019 |
by Monica Levitan
Lubbock Christian University (LCU) and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center have signed an agreement that will allow Lubbock Christian honors students to apply to the Health Sciences Center medical school early, permitting pre-admission and exemption from a medical entrance exam.
To honor the new partnership, an official signing ceremony was held at LCU’s James and Jeanette Ling Science Center on Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m.
Under the new agreement, Lubbock Christian students are not required to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), what is said to possibly increase concentration in interdisciplinary coursework, according to NBC-affiliate station KCBD.
The partnership will mainly serve Lubbock Christian students who are motivated and determined in beginning a career in medicine and meet certain requirements set by both institutions.
With the agreement, there is a possibility that students will be interviewed during their third year of undergraduate education and will get a waiver for the Medical College Admissions Test if they are accepted into the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.
“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,” Amanda Boston, associate dean of the LCU Honors College, said in an LCU news release.