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Premedical-Medical (P M M) - Archive

Begin Date: Summer Session 1995
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Premedical-Medical (P M M) - Archive


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)

(15 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

BIOL 110 GN(4)[1], CHEM 012 GN(3)[1], 013 GN(3)[1], 014 GN(1)[1], 015 GN(1)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], 141 GQ(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 038(4), 039(3), 036(2), PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4), 204 GN(4) (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)

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.

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1995

Blue Sheet Item #: 23-03-107

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)


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