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About the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program

Temple Postbac students have the opportunity to shadow clinical faculty.

Launched in 2008, the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University offers a unique and challenging program of study for candidates wishing to pursue a career in medicine.
The program offers two tracks of study:

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.