Lincoln University and American University of Integrative Sciences Sign Guaranteed Admissions Agreement for Doctoral Degree

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Lincoln University, Pa. – Lincoln University and American University of Integrative Sciences (AUIS) have entered into a new partnership that creates a path for students interested in pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree. The Guaranteed Admissions Agreement was signed between the two institutions this spring.

“AUIS School of Medicine is excited to work with Lincoln graduates pursuing medical education. According to research presented by The Commonwealth Fund, the US needs a diverse medical workforce to maximize patient outcomes and improve overall healthcare delivery. We believe we can be leaders on this front through this unique academic partnership,” stated Dr. Don Penney, AUIS provost.

Under this new partnership, current Lincoln University students who have completed at least 90 semester credits including required prerequisite coursework for AUIS would be considered for accelerated admissions and potential scholarships. Students’ eligible would have received their undergraduate degree in any of the following Lincoln University programs: biochemistry, molecular biology, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, general science, health science or nursing within five years prior to matriculation.


Applicants must meet certain GPA requirements and submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members at Lincoln University. Applicants meeting these conditions will be exempted from initial screening at AUIS and will be guaranteed an admissions interview. Milo Pinckney, the AUIS School of Medicine Managing Director, whose father graduated from Lincoln University, has deep appreciation for the partnership. “The years my father spent at Lincoln gave him the structure and professional network with which to launch his career as a physician, something he often recounted to me. This relationship aims to rekindle that memory and push a new generation of leaders to the next stages of their professional development.”


“As we continually strive to provide new opportunities for our students, we are very excited about this new partnership and how it will support the academic and career goals of Lincoln students,” said Dr. Patricia Pierce Ramsey, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Lincoln University.

“Lincoln alumnus David Pinckney’s contributions to his career and community created a legacy deeply rooted in the Lincoln tapestry. David’s legacy will live on as a lasting reminder of what can be accomplished with training and opportunities. We are indeed grateful for this opportunity made available to his alma mater,” stated Dr. Brenda A. Allen, president of Lincoln University.

The agreement between Lincoln University and AUIS is valid until 2022. More information about the partnership can be found on the AUIS website at


Founded in 1854, Lincoln University is the country’s first degree-granting HBCU (Historically Black College and University). Since its beginning, the university has attracted an international student body from around the world. Its most notable alumni include Poet Langston Hughes ’29 and former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Thurgood Marshall ’30. The University continues to cultivate leaders and achievers. It offers 2,200 students more than 35 liberal arts and science-based undergraduate programs; graduate programs in business, counseling, education, and human services.

American University of Integrative Sciences is a private for-profit medical school founded in 1999. AUIS provides a medical curriculum based on modern allopathic medicine including classes of disease prevention and health. AUIS is currently is headquartered in Tucker, Georgia, with a campus in Barbados.