LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - An agreement between Lubbock Christian University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center will allow for LCU honors students to apply early to the HSC’s medical school, granting pre-admission and exemption from a medical entrance exam.
To commemorate this agreement a ceremony took place at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the James and Jeanette Ling Science Center on the LCU campus. After the official signing ceremony, the agreement fully effect.
A provision within this agreement will not require LCU students to take the Medical College Admissions Test, which is thought to possibly increase concentration in interdisciplinary coursework. This is reserved mainly for students who are motivated in entering the field of medicine and meet specific requirements that are set by both schools.
Students will have the possibility of being interviewed during their third year of undergraduate education and will receive a waver for the MCAT if they are accepted into the TTUHSC 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.