Health, Physical Education & Sport Sciences

School of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences
Primary Healthcare Advancement Program
Dr. Joseph Yavornitzky, Program Director
(440) 826-3539

Rapidly Growing Career Field

The American Academy of Family Physicians predicts a shortfall of 40,000 family physicians across the U.S. by 2020. The shortage is expected to increase as the Affordable Healthcare Act  brings uninsured patients into the system and reorients U.S. healthcare toward prevention and wellness.

Primary Healthcare Advancement Program

An exclusive pre-med track for aspiring primary care physicians, the Primary Healthcare Advancement Program is a rigorous program of coursework and hands-on learning that can lead to early acceptance to medical school.

Innovative Program – the First in Ohio

An academically selective program, BW's primary healthcare advancement program blends the coursework of the public health major with a comprehensive foundation of medical science and healthcare. Its distinctive approach is linked to the first-year curriculum of primary care-focused medical schools.

Early Acceptance into Medical Schools

Early assurance partnerships with Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine provide you with a pipeline for early acceptance to medical school.


Hands-on research opportunities, case studies and dynamic class projects give you the tools to build an impressive application for medical school. Working alongside professors and primary care physicians, you'll gain insights into the medical practices, wellness initiatives, and disease prevention strategies used by professionals.


Developed in consultation with physicians, leading scholars and medical schools, the program aligns with the programs requirements of D.O. and M.D. medical schools focused on primary care. It's rigor and comprehensive studies prepare students for the new MCAT and admission to medical school.


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