Health Professions – FAQ’s

AFFILIATION PROGRAMS

What is an affiliation program?
An affiliation program is an agreement between Caldwell College and a health professional school to offer a joint program leading to a bachelors degree and a degree in a healthcare field.

What types of affiliation programs do you offer?
Our affiliation programs include:
I. 7-year (3-4) Programs
Students begin professional school in their senior year and graduate from Caldwell with BA at the end of their first year in professional school. They earn a professional degree after 4 years of successful professional studies from the following professional schools:
• St George’s University, School of Medicine (BA/MD);
• School of Veterinary Medicine (BA/DVM)
• Rutgers University – Medical School (BA/MD);
• Rutgers University- Dental School (BA/DMD)
• Temple University, Dental School (BA/DMD)
• New York Chiropractic School (BA/DC)
• New York College of Podiatric Medicine (BA/DPM)
• New York Medical College – Physical Therapy (BA/DPT)
• Pennsylvania College of Optometry (BA/OD)

II. 8-year (4-4) Programs
Students begin professional school after graduation from Caldwell. They earn a professional degree after successful completion of 4 years of professional studies.
• Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School (BA/MD)
• Rutgers University – New Jersey Dental School ( BA/DMD)

III. 7-year (4-3) Program
Students begin doctoral program in physical therapy at New York Medical College after graduation from Caldwell. They earn a professional degree after successful completion of 3 years of professional studies.
• New York Medical College – Physical Therapy (BA/DPT)

IV. 5-year (3-2) Programs
Students complete 3 years at Caldwell and 2 years in graduate program. They earn a BA from Caldwell and a Master’s degree upon successful completion.
• Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons – School of Occupational Therapy (MS, OT)
• Seton Hall University – Master of Science in Athletic Training (BA/MSAT)

V. Dual Degree Programs
Students complete 3 years at Caldwell and 15 months of clinical practicum at Rutgers -SHRP. They earn a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences upon successful completion of program.
• Rutgers – SHRP (BS, Clinical Laboratory Science in Medical Technology or Cytotechnology)

For more information, contact the program director, Dr. Victoria C. Ukachukwu, at vukachukwu@caldwell.edu or 973-618-3595.

What are the benefits of an affiliation program?
Caldwell College’s unique affiliation programs offer students the opportunity to combine a liberal arts education with preparation for a career in the health professions. Potential benefits of our affiliation program include guaranteed placement and the opportunity to save one year of tuition and time by completing a bachelor’s degree and the health professional degree in fewer semesters.

What are the requirements for acceptance into an affiliation program?
The requirements vary for each program. General factors considered include:
• academic performance
• strength of academic program
• cumulative GPA
• number of credits completed
• extracurricular activities
• honors and awards
• special talents
• personal qualities

How do I apply for an affiliation program?
If you are interested in any of these programs, please indicate your interest on the application form for admission to Caldwell College.

What is the deadline for application?
For the 2011-2012 application cycle, the following deadlines have been established:

FRESHMAN:
December 1 (Early Decision)
January 15 (Regular Decision)

TRANSFER:
July 15 (Fall term admission)
January 1 (Spring term admission)

ALL APPLICANTS:
June 1 (Rolling admission based on availability)

What if I am not accepted into an affiliation program?
Our Health Professions Program provides personalized advising and support to assist all Caldwell College students interested in applying to a health professional school.

What are the specific requirements for applying to the BA/MD program at Caldwell College?
Caldwell College offers two accelerated BS/MD programs, one with Rutgers-SHRP and one with St. George’s University. For the Rutgers program, students need to have a 3.5 or higher GPA and a minimum of 1400 Math/Critical Reading Score on the SAT on a single sitting of the exam. The equivalent ACT score would be a 32 composite. Students interested in the St. George’s University program need a 3.5 GPA and a 1200 Math/Critical Reading on the SAT (26 ACT).

To apply for either program, prospective students apply to Caldwell College (http://www.caldwell.edu/applynow), and send high school transcripts, SAT/SCT scores, essay and two letters of recommendation. Applicants who meet initial eligibility criteria for either program will also be reviewed by either (or both) Rutgers-SHRP or St. George’s University for personal interview. Then the medical school will contact selected applicants for an interview.

Application essay topics can be found here: http://www.caldwell.edu/admissions/exam_topics.aspx 

HEALTH PROFESSIONS PROGRAM

What is the Caldwell College Health Professions Program?
The Office of Health Professions Program at Caldwell College assists students and alumni of Caldwell who are interested in applying to various health and allied health profession fields. Caldwell College has several affiliation agreements health professional school partners which are administered by the office. The office maintains student files and offers advising; health professions informational seminars and workshops; supports students throughout the application process; and maintains a collection of resource materials that include professional school catalogs, admissions requirements, statistical information, and videos.

Do I need a science major to apply to a medical or health professional school?
You can complete any major offered at Caldwell College provided you complete the prerequisites math and science courses need for your area of interest in the health professions.

What type of support is available to students interested in a health professions career?
Advising and support services by the Office of Health Professions Program at Caldwell include:
• Affiliation Programs
• Health Professions Seminars
• Orientations & Colloquia
• Health Professions File
• Health Professions Committee Letter
• Information and personalized advising
• Peer Support
• Monthly e-mail newsletter
• Digital submission of materials

When should I begin the application process for medical school or other health professional schools?
Most students apply in their junior year because It takes about a year to complete the admission process to most medical and other health professional schools.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

How do I apply for an affiliation program?
To apply, indicate your interest on the application form for admission to Caldwell College.

What is the deadline for application to Caldwell College?
For the 2011-2012 application cycle, the following deadlines have been established:

FRESHMAN:
December 1 (Early Decision)
January 15 (Regular Decision)

TRANSFER:
July 15 (Fall term admission)
January 1 (Spring term admission)

ALL APPLICANTS:
June 1 (Rolling admission based on availability


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