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University Bulletin
Undergraduate Degree Programs

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 Sydney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia whereby exceptional students have the opportunity to earn both the B.S. and M.D. degrees in seven years. Students are selected for this program while they are seniors in high school and must begin their undergraduate studies the fall immediately following their graduation. The first three years of the program are completed at University Park and the next four at SKMC Jefferson. The Penn State B.S. degree in Premedical-Medical is awarded after completion of 96 Penn State credits and successful completion of the first year of the standard curriculum at SKMC 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: 64-66 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (46 credits)
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(3), CHEM 212(3), CHEM 213(2), PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 3-4)
BMB 401(3)[1], BMB 402(3)[1], BIOL 110 GN(4)[1] (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (10-20 credits)
Select 4-5 credits of life science with lab (Sem: 1-6)
Select 3 credits from program list (Sem: 1-6)
0-8 credits in a foreign language (proficiency demonstrated by examination or course work to the level of the second semester; if fewer than 8 credits are needed to reach the required proficiency, students choose selections from program list to total 8 credits) (Sem: 1-6)
Select 3-4 credits of life science (Sem: 3-6)

Note: Depending on advanced placement credit and schedule load, it might also be necessary to enroll during one of the other summer sessions before entering SKMC Jefferson Medical College at semester seven.

[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: Spring Semester 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-06-000

Review Date: 04/14/2015

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06

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Publications updated faculty in charge: 7/17/09

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