An agreement with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) will provide guaranteed acceptance of Southern Wesleyan University student applicants in the admission process for medical programs at its Spartanburg campus. VCOM is a state-of-the-art, osteopathic four-year medical college that offers a doctorate of osteopathic medicine.
SWU President Dr. Todd Voss said the agreement with VCOM is a wonderful confirmation and vote of confidence. He adds, “It represents the impact our students have especially in rural and medical missions fields and shows how collaborations like this can have long-term, positive worldwide implications.”
The agreement offers guaranteed acceptance for up to 10 Southern Wesleyan students who meet all general admissions requirements. These requirements include earning a GPA of 3.4 or better overall in the university’s science program, completion of the medical college admissions test (MCAT), obtaining a minimum of 100 community volunteer hours, receiving a positive interview evaluation from SWU’s pre-medical committee/ advisor and three VCOM faculty members, and being a U.S. citizen and permanent resident.
Part of the agreement also outlines an early acceptance program for an additional five applicants from SWU that encourages candidates from rural areas, low socioeconomic status backgrounds, and underrepresented minorities to enter health careers.
Southern Wesleyan University is one of five higher education institutions of The Wesleyan Church.