About the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) post-baccalaureate program is designed to specifically prepare students for success in Temple medical school. Students accepted into the LKSOM program receive a conditional acceptance to Temple medical school and successful completion of this program results in direct matriculation without a gap year. Successful applicants to the program have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 and above, documented history of service, knowledge of the profession and strong letters of recommendation.
The College of Science and Technology (CST) post-baccalaureate program is for those students interested in pursuing a variety of professional health careers. Opportunities include a Career Changers track (BCHS) and, for individuals wishing to improve their academic credentials, the Career Enhancer track (ACHS). Successful applicants to this program have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above, a documented history of service, knowledge of the health career profession and strong letters of recommendation.
Both programs provide instruction from outstanding faculty, world-class resources, personalized advising and formal preparation for the appropriate entrance examinations. Students are in customized classes to maximize their learning experience. The programs are housed in the College of Science and Technology (CST) and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM), Temple University.
The LKSOM program, launched in 2008, offers two tracks of study and a unique and challenging program of study for candidates wishing to pursue a career in medicine.
Basic Core in Medical Sciences Program (BCMS) – “Career Changers”
- For candidates who have not taken the basic science courses required for admission.
- Rigorous full-time (34 credit hours) 12-month non-degree program.
- No more than 8 credits in Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Note: This does not include mathematics.
Advanced Core in Medical Sciences Program (ACMS) – “Career Enhancers”
- For candidates who completed LKSOM’s premedical requirements and wish to enhance their academic background before medical school.
- Rigorous full-time (23 credit hours) 10-month non-degree program.