Pre-Med Health Scholar Program

Overview

Temple's Pre-Med Health Scholar Program allows students the chance to excel in the competitive, changing field of health care. The program is designed for high-achieving students who have distinguished themselves with impressive high school academic records and a demonstrated interest in the field of medicine.

Application Process

Pre-Med Health Scholars must apply during their senior year of high school. To apply, applicants must submit an on-line application to Temple University for Undergraduate Admission first and then submit an application to the Pre-Med Health Scholar Program. Pre-Med Health Scholar applications are available online by using the link below. All materials should be submitted by January 14, 2014.

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In order to qualify, students must be accepted to Temple University and to the Honors program before the Pre-Med Health Scholar application deadline.

Pre-Med Health Scholar Selection Requirements

  • Four years of high school math and science
  • High School GPA of 3.8 or higher
  • SAT score of 1350 or higher or ACT score of 32 or higher
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Demonstrated commitment to service/volunteer opportunities

Provisional Acceptance

The Pre-Med Health Scholar program allows consideration for Provisional Acceptance to Temple University School of Medicine on a standard (4+4) track and also have the option of taking advantage of the Accelerated option (3+4) that allows them to complete their undergraduate degree with the course work required in the first year of professional school. For admission to Temple University School of Medicine, Health Scholars must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Course credits as detailed under the agreement
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5
  • A cumulative undergraduate science GPA of 3.5
  • MCAT score of a 30 with no section less than a 9
  • Volunteer exposure to the health care professions, community service, and research
  • No more than one undergraduate of a C and no failed (D or F) or withdrawn courses (W)

Accelerated 3+4 Selection Requirements

  • Must be accepted as a Pre-Med Health Scholar
  • 3+4 Application submitted during first semester at Temple University
  • Final decision made after review of first semester grades

Pre-Med Health Scholar Data

Statistics vary per year and there is no set number of seats to be filled. Data on last year's application process are listed below as an example:

Pre-Med Health Scholar Applicants for
the Entering Undergraduate Class of 2013

  • 72 Total Applications
  • 28 (39%) invited to interview
  • 11 (15%) accepted as Health Scholars

Applicant Academic Profiles for 2013

Total Applicants (n = 72)

  • Average SAT Reading: 661
  • Average SAT Math: 722
  • Average SAT Combined: 1383
  • Average GPA: 3.8

Accepted Health Scholars (n = 11)

  • Average SAT Reading: 697
  • Average SAT Math: 754
  • Average SAT Combined: 1451
  • Average GPA: 3.95

*There were not a significant number of students who applied with ACT scores to report an average

Temple University
Pre-Professional Health Studies

1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 204-2513
Fax: (215) 204-2515
Email: healthadvising@temple.edu


Staff

Neida Perez | Director
Kimberly Buck-Speck | Advisor
Nathaniel Leach | Associate Advisor