Linkage Programs:

WesternU linkage programs are designed for undergraduate students at one of our partner institutions to achieve early admission to WesternU professional programs. Because we know these institutions well, we can offer admission as early as your sophomore year. If you are admitted to a Linkage Program and complete the requirements, including a minimum GPA and usually a threshold score on a standardized pre-professional exam (MCAT, DAT, OAT) you can matriculate directly into our programs. Students in the Linkage Programs also get to know us better by working with our faculty and in our clinics while still an undergraduate.

If you wish to apply to one of the linkage programs, please contact the appropriate individuals below for more information. Keep in mind that you will need to complete the application process at both your undergraduate institution and at WesternU. The undergraduate advisor listed below can provide you with more details.

Partnering InstitutionContactWesternU ProgramWesternU Contact
WesternU, MS in Medical SciencesDr. Christina Goode
cgoode@westernu.edu
(909) 706-3842
Optometry (OD)Dr. Kristy Remick-Waltman
kremick@westernu.edu
WesternU, MS in Medical SciencesDr. Christina Goode
cgoode@westernu.edu
(909) 706-3842
Podiatric Medicine (DPM)Dr. Jonathan Labovitz
jlabovitz@westernu.edu
(909) 706-3908
Cal Poly Pomona (CPP)Dr. Ansel Zhao
Professor & Pre-Professional Advisor
CPP Linkage Detail
Dental Medicine (DDS)Sean Rowan
srowan@westernu.edu
(909) 706-3912
Cal Poly Pomona (CPP)Dr. Ansel Zhao
Professor & Pre-Professional Advisor
CPP Linkage Detail
Optometry (OD)Dr. Kristy Remick-Waltman
kremick@westernu.edu
Cal State LA (CSULA)Ameinah Thomas
Natural and Social Sciences Advisement Center
athoma55@calstatela.edu
(323) 343-5284
Optometry (OD)Dr. Kristy Remick-Waltman
kremick@westernu.edu
Cal Poly Pomona (CPP)Dr. Ansel Zhao
Professor & Pre-Professional Advisor
CPP Linkage Detail
Osteopathic Medicine (DO)Helen Musharbash
hmusharbash@westernu.edu
(909) 469-8277
Cal State LA (CSULA)Ameinah Thomas
Natural and Social Sciences Advisement Center
athoma55@calstatela.edu
(323) 343-5284
Osteopathic Medicine (DO)Helen Musharbash
hmusharbash@westernu.edu
(909) 469-8277
Cal State San Bernardino (CSUSB)Jennifer Carhart
hpac@csusb.edu
(909) 537-7345
Osteopathic Medicine (DO)Helen Musharbash
hmusharbash@westernu.edu
(909) 469-8277
Chaminade University of HonoluluDr. Amber Caracol Noguchi
plrobins@chaminade.edu
(808) 739-8558
Osteopathic Medicine (DO)Helen Musharbash
hmusharbash@westernu.edu
(909) 469-8277
Loyola MarymountCourtney Klipp
courtney.klipp@lmu.edu
(310) 338-2833
Osteopathic Medicine (DO)Helen Musharbash
hmusharbash@westernu.edu
(909) 469-8277
Mills CollegeJo Scullion
jscullio@mills.edu
(510) 430-2317
Osteopathic Medicine (DO)Helen Musharbash
hmusharbash@westernu.edu
(909) 469-8277
Pitzer CollegeDr. Thomas Borowski
thomas_borowski@pitzer.edu
(909) 607-3808
Osteopathic Medicine (DO)Helen Musharbash
hmusharbash@westernu.edu
(909) 469-8277
Scripps CollegeDeEttra Mulay
deettra.mulay@scrippscollege.edu
(909) 621-8764
Osteopathic Medicine (DO)Helen Musharbash
hmusharbash@westernu.edu
(909) 469-8277
Cal State Fullerton CSUFDr. Michele Mouttapa
Health Professions Advising Office
mmouttapa@fullerton.edu
(657) 278-3980
Osteopathic Medicine(DO)Helen Musharbash
hmusharbash@westernu.edu
(909) 469-8277
Cal Poly PomonaDr. Ansel Zhao
Professor & Pre-Professional Advisor

CPP Linkage Detail
Pharmacy (PharmD)Benito Machado
bmachado@westernu.edu
(909) 469-5501
Cal State LA (CSULA)Ameinah Thomas
Natural and Social Sciences Advisement Center
athoma55@calstatela.edu
(323) 343-5284
Pharmacy (PharmD)Benito Machado
bmachado@westernu.edu
(909) 469-5501
Cal State San Bernardino (CSUSB)Jennifer Carhart
hpac@csusb.edu
(909) 537-7345
Pharmacy (PharmD)Benito Machado
bmachado@westernu.edu
(909) 469-5501
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life SciencesDr. Jim Sterling
jim_sterling@kgi.edu
(909) 607-9253
Pharmacy (PharmD+ MS Dual degree)Benito Machado
bmachado@westernu.edu
(909) 469-5501
Cal State Fullerton (CSUF)Dr. Michele Mouttapa
Health Professions Advising Office
mmouttapa@fullerton.edu
(657) 278-3980
PharmacyBenito Machado
bmachado@westernu.edu
(909) 469-5501
University of RedlandsDr. Ben Aronson
ben_aronson@redlands.edu
(909) 748-8734
PharmacyBenito Machado
bmachado@westernu.edu
(909) 469-5501
Cal Poly PomonaDr. Ansel Zhao
Professor & Pre-Professional Advisor

CPP Linkage Detail
Physical Therapy (DPT)Dr. Harshavardhan Deoghare
hdeoghare@westernu.edu
(909) 469-5437
Cal State LA (CSULA)Ameinah Thomas
Natural and Social Sciences Advisement Center
athoma55@calstatela.edu
(323) 343-5284
Physical Therapy (DPT)Dr. Harshavardhan Deoghare
hdeoghare@westernu.edu
(909) 469-5437
Cal State San Bernardino (CSUSB)Jennifer Carhart
hpac@csusb.edu
(909) 537-7345
Physical Therapy (DPT)Dr. Harshavardhan Deoghare
hdeoghare@westernu.edu
(909) 469-5437
Chaminade University of HonoluluDr. Amber Caracol Noguchi
plrobins@chaminade.edu
(808) 739-8558
Physical Therapy (DPT)Dr. Harshavardhan Deoghare
hdeoghare@westernu.edu
(909) 469-5437
Cal Poly PomonaDr. Ansel Zhao
Professor & Pre-Professional Advisor

CPP Linkage Detail
Physician Assistant (MSPA)Prof. Roy Guizado
roygpac@westernu.edu
(909) 469-5445
Cal State LA (CSULA)Ameinah Thomas
Natural and Social Sciences Advisement Center
athoma55@calstatela.edu
(323) 343-5284
Physician Assistant (MSPA)Prof. Roy Guizado
roygpac@westernu.edu
(909) 469-5445
Cal State Fullerton CSUFDr. Michele Mouttapa
Health Professions Advising Office
mmouttapa@fullerton.edu
(657) 278-3980
Podiatric Medicine (DPM)Dr. Jonathan Labovitz
jlabovitz@westernu.edu
(909) 706-3908
Cal State LA (CSULA)Ameinah Thomas
Natural and Social Sciences Advisement Center
athoma55@calstatela.edu
(323) 343-5284
Podiatric Medicine (DPM)Dr. Jonathan Labovitz
jlabovitz@westernu.edu
(909) 706-3908
Cal State NorthridgeDr. Terri Richardson
terri.richardson@csun.edu
(818) 677-7305
Podiatric Medicine (DPM)Dr. Jonathan Labovitz
jlabovitz@westernu.edu
(909) 706-3908
Chaminade University of HonoluluDr. Amber Caracol Noguchi
plrobins@chaminade.edu
(808) 739-8558
Podiatric Medicine (DPM)Dr. Jonathan Labovitz
jlabovitz@westernu.edu
(909) 706-3908
Chapman UniversityDr. Janeen Hill
jhill@chapman.edu
(714) 628-7223
Podiatric Medicine (DPM)Dr. Jonathan Labovitz
jlabovitz@westernu.edu
(909) 706-3908
Loyola MarymountCourtney Klipp
courtney.klipp@lmu.edu
(310) 338-2833
Podiatric Medicine (DPM)Dr. Jonathan Labovitz
jlabovitz@westernu.edu
(909) 706-3908

For general inquiries please contact the Office of University Recruitment at Western University of Health Sciences:
E-mail: recruitment@westernu.edu
Phone: 909-469-5330

Interested in establishing a linkage agreement with Western University of Health Sciences?
Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Rega
E-mail: erega@westernu.edu