Hampton University Enters a Partnership With the Dental School at Penn

Historically Black Hampton University in Virginia has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. The new HU-UPenn Biodental Program will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology at Hampton University and a doctorate in dental surgery from Penn.

Students must gain admittance to the Hampton University pre-health program and complete all degree requirements in a satisfactory manner. After three years, they will enroll at the Penn Dental School. After completing their first year at Penn, they will receive a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hampton University. They will then continue their education at Penn leading to a doctorate.

Michael Druitt, assistant professor and coordinator of the pre-health program at Hampton University, stated, “The partnership echoes the quality of students at Hampton as well as our nationally recognized pre-health program. We are excited about Hampton students having an early admittance into a competitive dental program.”

The clinic at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


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  1. KJ says:

    Wow. Another reason to go to Hampton.

    • Rod says:

      Yes. Hampton University also has an impressive partnership with the Boston University School of Medicine that allows Hampton Students to begin medical school at the end of their junior year. Wow!!

  2. Gloria says:

    This is an awesome program, as we are considering Hampton University based on this competitive dental program at University of Penn!

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