Why Study Pre-Medicine?
Students planning to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, optometry or veterinary medicine can major in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or biopsychology.
In addition to gaining a strong foundation in the sciences, as a pre-medicine student you will also receive support services to help you best prepare for application to medical school.
Why Study at PhilaU?
Our students are successful mostly because of the exposure our students get to a diversity of healthcare professions, the academic advising we give and individual experiences off campus during their two preceptorships.
PhilaU students usually complete two preceptoships while int he program. Our students document these experiences on EPortfolio (click the link to read about many of their experiences).
Many of our students decide on a final professional choice after their two preceptorships i.e. the fall of their junior year and that gives them time to decide whether to take the MCAT/GRE/PCAT or other national exam ready to apply to schools the following summer (i.e. before start of their senior year).
Outstanding curricula in biology, biochemistry and chemistry (the latter two accredited by the American Chemical Society) give students a top-notch foundation for medical study. This includes two unique courses in Histology and Pathology not normally taught at undergraduate level but provide students with an integrated perspective of health and disease.
A faculty pre-medicine advisor maintains close ties with the admissions directors of area medical, dental and veterinary schools, and assists students in preparation for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). In addition, students are now able to receive excellent preparation for the MCATs by enrolling in the Kaplan Test and Preparation Course held here on the Philadelphia University campus. For more information on Kaplan, visit http://www.kaptest.com
Individual relationships with faculty provide mentoring to help you succeed and to explore the best career path for you.
Track Record of Success
Approximately 90% of recommended students are consistently placed into medical schools. Recent graduates have been accepted at the finest medical institutions in the county. Click here to read more.
Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Temple Dental School
Temple University School of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson Medical College
University of Nevada at Reno
University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School
- Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine Preceptorships:
Off-campus, six-week experiences in hospital or biomedical research institutes. Usually, a hospital experience is one of two required preceptorships. Previous sites have included Albert Einstein Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania and the Academy of Natural Sciences. Preceptorships have provided students with one-on-one, hands-on exposure to medical diagnostics and scientific technique.
Active pre-medical student club:
Invited speakers include graduates in medical practice, admissions directors from area medical schools, MCAT course representatives, and others.