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Temple Postbac students have the opportunity to shadow clinical faculty.

Lewis Katz School of Medicine Postbaccalaureate Program

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) Postbaccalaureate program was launched in 2008 and is designed to specifically prepare students for success in our medical school and as practicing physicians. The Advanced Core in Medical Sciences (ACMS) program is designed for those who have completed the foundational science coursework, have demonstrated their passion for medicine and service and seek to enrich their understanding of biomedical science. Every student accepted into the LKSOM postbaccalaureate program receives a conditional acceptance to LKSOM and successful completion of the requirements results in direct matriculation without a gap year. Matriculants to the program have demonstrated academic excellence, strong letters of recommendation and substantial community engagement and medically related volunteer experiences.

Advanced Core in Medical Sciences Program (ACMS) – “Career Enhancers”

  • Provides: instruction from outstanding medical school faculty, world-class resources, and personalized advising.
  • Students learn in specifically designed classes to maximize their academic experience.
  • Designed for candidates who have completed 8 credits with lab in each of the following courses: Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics and wish to enhance their academic background before medical school.  Completion of introductory courses in Psychology and Sociology are also recommended.
  • Rigorous full-time (23 credit hours) 10-month non-degree program

Conditional Acceptance to LKSOM MD Program

All applicants accepted to the LKSOM Postbaccalaureate Program receive a conditional acceptance to this medical school for the following fall without a gap year.

Successful completion of the ACMS program requires students to achieve at least a 3.60 (not rounded) GPA in the Postbaccalaureate coursework. Students must also achieve a total MCAT score of at least 509, with no single section less than 126. Only the most recent score is considered for the conditional acceptance.

The Basic Core of Medical Sciences (BCMS) Career Changer program is no longer being offered