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Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program


About the Postbaccalaureate Program

Launched in 2008, the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Temple University School of Medicine offers a unique and challenging program of study for candidates wishing to pursue a career in medicine.


The program offers two tracks of study:


Basic Core in Medical Sciences Program (BCMS) – “Career Changers”

  • For candidates who have not taken the basic science courses required for admission.

  • Rigorous full-time (34 credit hours) 12-month non-degree program.
  • No more than 8 credits in Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Note: This does not include mathematics.

Advanced Core in Medical Sciences Program (ACMS) – “Career Enhancers”

  • For candidates who completed TUSM’s premedical requirements and wish to enhance their academic background before medical school. 

  • Rigorous full-time (23 credit hours) 10-month non-degree program.