The Pre-Chiropractic/Pre-Podiatric Program at Neumann University
For students considering a career in either chiropractic or podiatric medicine, Neumann University has established educational partnerships with both the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY, and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York, NY. Based upon mutual respect for the integrity of parallel academic programs, these “3 + 1” Articulation Agreements have been designed for qualified Neumann students. Upon successful completion of a stipulated curriculum and satisfactory completion of specified entrance requirements, such students are automatically admitted to the degree programs of either of these medical schools.
Students who have been accepted at Neumann and who have declared their intent to continue their studies at either the New York Chiropractic College or the New York College of Podiatric Medicine take three years of prescribed courses at Neumann which lead to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Science. These three years of study satisfy all prerequisite course work and enable the student to enter his/her first year as a medical student at either medical institution. This first year of study at either the New York Chiropractic College or the New York College of Podiatric Medicine satisfies senior year requirements at Neumann, and the baccalaureate degree would be conferred, upon successful completion of all first-year courses at either medical college. For additional information regarding any of the above Pre-Professional Educational Options, please contact the Division of Arts and Sciences at 610-558-5509 or the pre-medical advisor at Neumann University, Dr. Brinda B. Govindaraju.
Students who are interested in either Chiropractic or Podiatric medicine meet as a group with the Pre-Medical Advisor during their freshman and sophomore years with formal advising not beginning until the second semester of the sophomore year and only after the student has applied for the advising process and is interviewed and selected by the members of the Pre-Medical and Pre-Professional Advisory Committee of the Division of Arts and Sciences. Students must have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress in their chosen major with a cumulative GPA of 3.20 and earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in all specified science courses (chemistry, organic chemistry, biology and physics).