Pre-Med Health Scholars
Temple's Pre-Med Health Scholar Program has a linkage agreement with The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University which allows students the chance to excel in the competitive, changing field of health care. The program is designed for high-achieving students who have distinguished themselves with impressive high school academic records and a demonstrated interest in the field of medicine. Applications for this program should be submitted by December of the student's senior year in high school.
The Pre-Med Health Scholar program allows consideration for provisional acceptance to The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University under a 4+4 agreement. Once accepted to Temple University, Health Scholars have the option to follow a traditional 4+4 timeline or take advantage of an accelerated option (3+4) that allows them to complete this undergraduate degree with the coursework required in the first year of professional school. Students entering Temple University as Pre-Med Health Scholars are the only pre-med students that can be considered for the Accelerated (3+4) track that allows them to complete their undergraduate degree with the coursework required in the first year of professional school.
Accelerated Programs for Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Physical Therapy
The Temple University 3+4 Accelerated Programs for Dentistry (BA/DMD), Pharmacy (BA/PharmD), and Podiatry (BA/DPM), as well as the 3+3 Physical Therapy (BA/DPT) Program, have linkage agreements with the corresponding Temple University professional school or graduate program. These Accelerated Programs allow students the chance to excel in the competitive, changing field of health care. The programs are designed for high-achieving students who have distinguished themselves with impressive high school academic records and a demonstrated interest in their respective field of interest. Applications for these programs can be submitted starting in the student's senior year in high school. Applications can also be submitted during the student's first semester at Temple University.
The Accelerated Programs allow consideration for provisional acceptance to Temple University Schools of Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry and Physical Therapy Program and allows students to complete their undergraduate degrees in a shorter period of time after successfully passing all courses in the first year of professional school.
Post Baccalaureate Programs
A post-baccalaureate program is for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree, and are interested in a health professions career. They need either to finish pre-requisite courses and/or need to improve their academic standing for a more competitive professional school application.