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Curriculum

In the BCMS track, students attend specially designed classes offered only to postbaccalaureates at the College of Science and Technology on Temple University’s main campus. The curriculum provides non-science majors with the science pre-requisites required for the MCAT, prepares learners for our medical school curricular competencies and to be effective physicians. A formal MCAT preparation course is provided over the duration of the program.  Students participate in mentored clinical shadowing at Temple University Hospital throughout their enrollment in the program.

In the ACMS track, students are enrolled in graduate-level science enrichment courses designed solely for postbaccalaureates at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and are taught by medical school faculty. The ACMS program includes a formal MCAT preparation course for students who haven’t achieved the required MCAT score. Students have the opportunity to participate in both mentored shadowing experiences at Temple University Hospital and activities in the William Maul Measy Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety.

BCMS Course Schedule (12 months)

Summer I

  • General Chemistry I and Lab
  • MCAT prep

Summer II

  • General Chemistry II and Lab
  • Art Observation and Figure Drawing at Tyler School of Art
  • MCAT prep

Fall

  • Biology I and Lab
  • Organic Chemistry I and Lab
  • Physics I and Lab
  • MCAT Prep

Spring

  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • Biology II and Lab
  • Physics II and Lab
  • MCAT Prep

 

ACMS Course Schedule (10 months)

Fall

  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • Molecular Basis of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Principles of Physiology
  • MCAT prep (if required)

Spring

  • Medical Anatomy
  • Medical Pharmacology
  • Special Topics in Medicine
  • Case Based Problem Solving
  • MCAT prep (if required)