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TUSM Postbaccalaureate Program



In the BCMS track, students attend classes at Temple University and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. The curriculum provides non-science majors with the scientific foundation required for medical school curricular competencies and to be effective physicians. Students participate in everything from biomedical research to an observational and drawing program at the Tyler School of Art.

In the ACMS track, students are enrolled in graduate level science enrichment courses at Lewis Katz School of Medicine and are taught by medical school faculty. The ACMS program includes a formal MCAT preparation course for students who haven’t achieved the required MCAT score.

Both tracks include opportunities for mentored shadowing experiences at Temple University Hospital.


BCMS Course Schedule (12 months)


Summer I

  • General Chemistry I and Lab

Summer II

  • General Chemistry II and Lab


  • Biology II and Lab
  • Macromolecules: Chemical Basis of Biology
  • Physical Science for Medicine


  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry

  • Organ Systems
  • Special Topics Medicine
  • Research


ACMS Course Schedule (10 months)



  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry

  • Molecular Basis of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Principles of Physiology
  • MCAT prep


  • Medical Anatomy
  • Medical Pharmacology
  • Special Topics in Medicine
  • MCAT prep