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Temple Postbac students have the opportunity to shadow clinical faculty.

Temple University Postbaccalaureate Programs

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) Postbaccalaureate program is designed to specifically prepare students for success in our medical school and as practicing physicians. The program has two tracks of study; the Basic Core in Medical Sciences for those students now considering a career in medicine and the Advanced Core in Medical Sciences for students who already have a passion for medicine and want to enrich their science backgrounds. Every student accepted into the LKSOM postbaccalaureate program receives a conditional acceptance to the LKSOM and successful completion of their track of study results in direct matriculation without a gap year. Matriculants to the program have demonstrated academic excellence, documented history of community service, medically related volunteer experience and strong letters of recommendation.

The College of Science and Technology (CST) Postbaccalaureate 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 learn in customized classes to maximize their academic experience. The programs are housed in the CST and LKSOM at Temple University.

Lewis Katz School of Medicine Postbaccalaureate Tracks

The LKSOM program, launched in 2008, offers two unique and challenging tracks 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 to medical school.
  • 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.