Among the many opportunities available to students in Bryn Mawr’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is the chance to apply to certain medical schools early through “the consortial option.” If accepted, they can start medical school immediately following the completion of their year at Bryn Mawr.
This past summer, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine became the 18th consort school and the first dental school to join the program in many years. While the program sometimes enrolls pre-dental students in the class, these individuals have not had a linkage option available to them since a previous linkage with Penn Dental ended more than a decade ago.
Olivia Sheridan, DMD, is the assistant dean for admissions at the school and a 1986 graduate of Bryn Mawr’s postbac program. She successfully “linked” to Penn Dental herself before the program was eventually disbanded, and it has been a priority of Sheridan’s and of Postbac Director Glenn Cummings to reinstate the program.
“I know first hand the quality and rigor of the Bryn Mawr postbac program,” says Sheridan. “I’ve had the privilege of working with and teaching other postbac alums at Penn Dental Medicine and very much look forward to many more years of alliance.”
To learn more about consort school linkages available to postbac students, visit the program website.