Albion College holds several preferred admission agreements with professional programs including Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed), Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Oakland University Second-Degree Nursing, University of Michigan - Flint Doctorate of Physical Therapy, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Medical School, Dental School, Pharmacy School). To learn more about our partnerships and how to apply, contact an Institute staff member.
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Through a unique collaboration, Albion College and Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) offer two ways for qualified students to pursue a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at WMed after they receive their Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Albion College. While at Albion, students develop cultural competence, communication, teamwork, and social skills through meaningful community engagement. At WMed, students benefit from learner-centered medical education as they become leaders in the medical field.
Joint Admissions Program
Through this 8-year educational program, students have the opportunity to receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Albion College and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from WMed with acceptance into both degree programs directly from high school. The program provides enrichment opportunities for students during their years at Albion College where they must meet and maintain program standards to advance to the M.D. degree program.
A preferred relationship between Albion College and WMed provides the opportunity for all qualified Albion students to participate in the WMedStart early decision program. This allows Albion students to be accepted into the medical degree program at WMed during their junior or senior year at Albion.
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Central Michigan University College of Medicine and Albion College agree to establish a cooperative program of premedical/medical education by which premedical students at Albion College shall be granted an early assurance of admission to CMU College of Medicine through the Early Assurance Program.
The Early Assurance Program (hereinafter, “Program”) provides an enhanced opportunity for admission to medical school to up to three premedical students who demonstrate a desire to practice medicine in Michigan with an emphasis on rural and underserved regions. Preference for admission to the Program will be given to students who align with the mission of Central Michigan University College of Medicine and also emulate CMU College of Medicine’s core values which may be displayed by virtue of being a first-generation college student, graduating from a low-income high school as defined by the United States Department of Education, being eligible for or a recipient of an undergraduate PELL grant, graduating high school from a medically underserved urban or rural area, or demonstrating interest in a high need medical specialty area.
Second Degree (4+1) Nursing Program
Nursing is a much sought-after profession, and the nursing program admission process is highly competitive. In order to help our students enter this dynamic healthcare career, Albion College and Oakland University have formed a partnership for students committed to this profession.
This partnership will allow Albion students who wish to pursue nursing to have the excellent liberal arts education that Albion provides along with the ability to become a registered nurse about a year after graduation. Albion students take a series of prerequisite courses, each requiring specific grades, and take three nursing courses at Oakland University. These courses are available on-line and most students take them during summer break. Students are still eligible to complete a major of their own choosing.
Students will also complete an application to Oakland University's program, along with a personal interview. And since Oakland University has three start times during the year, there is flexibility as to when the student begins the program. Once there, students take 12 calendar months worth of nursing courses and participate in clinical experiences. The student will then graduate from Oakland University with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree and is eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam.
Albion courses to complete:
Please see the Wilson Institute for Medicine for more information on this program, along with the grade requirements and other advising information.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
The Regents of the University of Michigan, a Michigan Constitutional corporation, on behalf of the University of Michigan-Flint (“UMF"), School of Health Professions and Studies, Physical Therapy Department (“PT Department") and Albion College each desiring to provide Albion College students with the opportunity to earn a Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (“DPT") degree at UMF, enter into this Articulation Agreement for Guaranteed Admission. This Agreement provides students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Albion College with guaranteed admission into the UMF DPT degree program,. provided they meet certain admissions requirements.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Dental and Pharmacy
We are excited about our agreement with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Pharmacy (LECOM), an early acceptance program that allows you to apply to their medical school, dental school, or pharmacy school while you are still finishing high school!
Through LECOM, you may already have a seat reserved for you in these fine schools when you graduate from Albion. The early acceptance process begins with your application to the Wilson Institute for Medicine. Once you have been accepted to the Institute, we will send you information on how to complete your early acceptance application with LECOM.
Contact us for more information!