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3+4 Fast Track to Osteopathic Medicine

To foster increased training of physicians for Maine, the University has entered into an agreement with the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), in Biddeford, ME. This agreement allows very highly qualified Maine high school students to enter an accelerated program resulting in the DO degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). Accepted students become candidates for reserved slots in the UNECOM program, and may enter the four-year graduate medical program after only three years of undergraduate study. Acceptance to UNECOM is contingent upon maintenance of an excellent undergraduate academic record while at UMaine. Upon successful completion of the initial year at UNECOM, students are awarded a BS from the University of Maine. The DO is awarded by UNECOM upon successful completion of three additional years of medical study. Interested candidates should contact: The Health Professions Office at the University of Maine. For additional information and curriculum requirements, visit: http://biology.umaine.edu/run.php?pg=accelbin and go to Health Professionsand select the Health Professions section. This program is listed under the Accelerated Binary Degree Program.

3+4 Agreement with New England College of Optometry

This agreement allows very highly qualified Maine high school students to enter an accelerated program resulting in the OD (Doctor of Optometry). Accepted students become candidates for reserved slots in the New England College of Optometry program, and may enter the four-year graduate optometry program after only three years of undergraduate study. Acceptance to New England College of Optometry is contingent upon maintenance of an excellent undergraduate academic record while at UMaine. Upon successful completion of the initial year at New England College of Optometry, students are awarded a BS from the University of Maine. The OD is awarded by New England College of Optometry upon successful completion of three additional years of optometry study. Interested candidates should contact the UMaine Health Professions Office for application materials. Find out more about New England College of Optometry: http://NECO.edu

3+3 Agreement with Logan University of Chiropractic

The University of Maine and Logan University of Chiropractic have joined together in order to offer students an opportunity to complete their undergraduate and doctor of chiropractic degrees in less time. Students complete 90 semester hours of credits at the University of Maine as a biology or kinesiology (KPE) major. All students who successfully complete the Pre-Chiropractic Program with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and meet all other admissions criteria shall be accepted at Logan University of Chiropractic. Upon completion of specified course work at Logan University of Chiropractic, students will be awarded their B.S. in Biology or KPE degree from the University of Maine.

Doctor of Medicine (MD) — Maine Track

Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), in partnership with Maine Medical Center (MMC) in Portland Maine, offers a “Maine Track” for applicants who are interested in a unique, innovative curriculum that will offer clinical training experiences in Maine and expose medical students to the unique aspects of rural practice as well as training in a major tertiary medical center.¬† md.tufts.edu/Education/Maine-Track-Program

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Third Floor - 5748 Memorial Union
Orono, Maine 04469-5748
Phone: (207) 581-1359 | Fax: (207) 581-3003E-mail: crisanne.blackie@umit.maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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