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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Science, Eberly College

Premedical-Medical

University Park, Eberly College of Science (P M M)

PROFESSOR RONALD A. MARKLE, in charge

This is a special accelerated program in cooperation with the College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia whereby exceptional students have the opportunity to earn both the B.S. and M.D. degrees in six years. Students are selected for this program while they are seniors in high school and must begin their undergraduate studies the summer immediately following their graduation. The first two years of the program are completed at University Park and the next four at Jefferson. The Penn State B.S. degree in Science is awarded after completion of 82 Penn State credits and the first two years of the standard curriculum at Jefferson Medical College.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

ELECTIVES: 0-1 credit

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 51-53 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (41 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4)[1], CHEM 110 GN(3)[1], CHEM 111 GN(1)[1], CHEM 112 GN(3)[1], CHEM 113 GN(1)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 210(4), CHEM 212(3), CHEM 213(2), PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214GN(2) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (at Jefferson Medical)
Anatomy (Sem: 5-6)
Physiology (Sem: 5-6)
Histology (Sem: 5-6)
Biochemistry (Sem: 5-6)
Biostatistics (Sem: 5-6)
Neuroscience (Sem: 5-6)
Mechanisms of Disease (Sem: 5-6)
Introduction to Clinical Medicine (Sem: 5-8)
Medicine and Society (Sem: 5-8)
Microbiology/Immunology (Sem: 7-8)
Pathology (Sem: 7-8)
Pharmacology (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (10-12 credits)
Select 4-5 credits of life science with lab (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from program list (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3-4 credits of life science (Sem: 3-4)

Note: Students must take at least 9 of the Penn State credits listed above during the summer session prior to the first semester. Depending on advanced placement credit and schedule load, it might also be necessary to enroll during one of the other summer sessions before entering Jefferson Medical College at semester five.

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1995

Blue Sheet Item #: 23-03-107

Review Date: 01/19/00 (General Education information updated)

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06

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Publications updated faculty in charge: 7/17/09