Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies—Dental Medicine Pathway (BS/DMD)

School of Arts & Sciences

Pathway with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

Earn a combined Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies from MCPHS and a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from Lake Erie College of Dental Medicine (LECOM).

A Strategic Pathway to a Career in Dentistry

A career in dentistry is one of the most rewarding professions in the world today. Your life is dedicated to helping people stay healthy and to alleviating their pain and discomfort. In this integrated program, you will spend the first four years at the MCPHS Boston campus, immersed in a robust undergraduate curriculum that will prepare you for the professional phase of the program. That phase will take place over four years at LECOM’s Bradenton, Florida campus, where you will complete the studies and clinical experience required to obtain your DMD degree. The program begins in the fall.

Your Journey to a Career in Dentistry

The four-year undergraduate curriculum is focused on providing you with the deep foundation in the sciences and humanities necessary to move on to the professional phase of the program.

First Year

  • study biology and the principles of chemistry and attend associated labs
  • begin your exposure to the liberal arts by exploring expository writing and human psychology

Second Year

  • continue to build an interdisciplinary foundation of knowledge by taking electives in the humanities and behavioral sciences
  • increase your knowledge of the health professions and hone the interpersonal communication skills necessary to be an effective member of the healthcare community
  • study organic chemistry and medical microbiology and participate in associated labs

Third Year

  • explore healthcare ethics
  • study cellular biochemistry, physics, and genetics, and attend associated labs
  • strengthen your knowledge of the social and behavioral sciences

Fourth Year Experience

  • complete all required electives
  • participate in a semester-long Premedical Health Studies Capstone seminar

Fifth-Eighth Year

Discover the MCPHS Student Experience

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Build a Career Dedicated to Improving Oral Health

With a strong foundation in the scientific principles of human biology and extensive clinical experience, you will graduate with the confidence to provide effective, quality care to your patients.

#7 Best Healthcare Job

US News and World Report ranks oral surgeon among the best healthcare jobs in 2022

8.1% employment growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 8.1 percent rise in jobs for dentists between 2020 and 2030

#11 Best Paying Jobs

US News and World Report ranks dentist as one of the best paying jobs in 2022

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Additional Options for Degrees in Premedical Health Studies

In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies — Dental Medicine Pathway (BS/DMD), we offer six degree pathways covering general premed studies as well as training in specific disciplines.

Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies — Physician Assistant Studies Pathway (BS/MPAS)

Six-year program at the MCPHS Boston campus.

Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies / Medicine Pathway (BS/MD with SGU) — Boston

Three years at MCPHS-Boston, two years at St. George’s University (SGU) School of Medicine, and two years of clinical rotations at affiliated hospitals.

Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies / Optometry Pathway (BS/OD) — Boston

Depending on the track you choose, three or four years at MCPHS-Boston followed by four years at MCPHS-Worcester.

Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies / Osteopathic Medicine Pathway (BS/DO with LECOM) — Boston

Depending on the track you choose, three or four years at MCPHS-Boston followed by four years at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies / Osteopathic Medicine Pathway (BS/DO with ATSU — Boston

Four years at MCPHS-Boston followed by four years at A.T. Still University (ATSU).

Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies

Build a robust foundation in the health sciences as preparation for graduate school in optometry, medicine, physician assistant studies, and other fields.

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