Prepare for Medical or Veterinarian School During Your Undergraduate Study

Becoming a doctor requires serious commitment to education, but the pathway programs at Franklin Pierce will ensure you succeed on the fastest track possible. This combined degree program has a Caribbean twist, as it offers a pathway from your undergraduate study in Biology or Health Sciences at Franklin Pierce to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at St. George’s University (SGU) School of Medicine or School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. Upon completion of the four-year bachelor’s degree, you will progress into a four-year doctoral program in a tropical setting at SGU.

B.S. in Health Sciences

Learn more about our undergraduate Health Sciences program

B.S. in Biology

Learn more about our undergraduate Biology program

  • Craig Weeks always wanted to be a doctor and attended Franklin Pierce University because he wanted smaller classes and loved the campus. His academics and internship experiences guided him to the Doctor of Medicine Program at St. George's University after graduating from Pierce. 

    Craig Weeks '06 

    Doctor of Medicine Student , St. George's University

Requirements for admission to the SGU Pathway Program

  • Application for Admission Addendum;
  • Minimum high school cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5;
  • Minimum combined SAT score of 1200 on the critical reading and math sections, with a minimum of 500 on each section or a minimum ACT score of 26;
  • Two letters of recommendation that reflect commitment, interpersonal skills, and responsibility.

Secondary Pathway Program

If you do not pursue or achieve admission to the SGU Pathway Program at the time of admission to the University, you may also utilize the Secondary Pathway Program. To be admitted to this program, you must meet the following qualifications after two semesters of undergraduate coursework at Franklin Pierce.

  • Declare a major in Biology or Health Sciences
  • Maintain a 3.5 CGPA and a 3.5 GPA in the major
  • Obtain two letters of recommendation from undergraduate faculty at Franklin Pierce
Want to Know More?

Download the MD or DVM Pathway Program SheetDownload an MD or DVM Pathway program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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