Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) offers a Post baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program for students who are interested in a medical career, but who either have an undergraduate degree in a non-science major, or have the degree and simply need additional classroom work and/or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) preparation.
Students in each of these scenarios are deemed “career changers” or “academic enhancers,” respectively. For the “career changer,” there is the Basic Core in Medical Science Post-Baccalaureate Program. Students enroll in a 12-month, 32-semester-hour non-degree program that provides pre-medical undergraduate science coursework in the College of Science and Technology.
The Advanced Core in Medical Science Post-Baccalaureate Program meets the needs of “academic enhancers,” and offers rigorous graduate science coursework for those already close to gaining admittance into medical school. This track is a two-semester, 23-semester-hour non-degree program.
In each case, TUSM is in a unique position to offer a challenging educational program, including pre-medical studies in the College of Science and Technology, graduate science classes at the TUSM, seminars and tutorials with medical school faculty and students, clinical encounters, and mentored research experiences. Combined with counseling and mentoring provided by our faculty, the students will experience integration into the fabric of the School of Medicine. Ideally, the successful student will matriculate in the MD-degree program after demonstrating strong academic achievement and will have established a strong tie to the clinical and research enterprise. Mentoring relationships with faculty and students will continue as they progress toward ultimate residency selection and beyond.
For more information about the Post-Baccalaureate Program at TUSM visit www.temple.edu/medicine/ppp.
In addition, TUSM has a linkage agreement with Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. For students who are interested in attending medical school but have not completed the pre-medical science requirements, the Duquesne Post-Baccalaureate Program provides an opportunity to complete the requirements in a formal, structured program. Students will be nominated by the linkage program at the end of the fall semester and those selected for interview at the School of Medicine will meet with a member of the Admissions Committee during the academic year. The Admissions Committee will offer conditional acceptances to selected students. After a review of the final post-baccalaureate transcript and the MCAT scores, students who have been conditionally accepted and meet the requirements of the agreement will receive an acceptance for the class that matriculates in August.
To find out more information about the Duquesne post-baccalaureate programs contact the program directly at 412-396-6335. You may link directly to the program web site by clicking on the school name: Duquesne University.