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TUSM Admissions

ADMISSIONS

 

Prospective Students

SPECIAL ADMISSIONS

 

Early Decision

BA/MD Program

Early Assurance

Health Scholars Program

 

Early Decision

 

Applicants, including those who are not Pennsylvania residents who have selected Temple University School of Medicine as their first-choice school, are encouraged to apply under the Early Decision Plan. The AMCAS application and transcript deadline is August 1 of the year before intended matriculation. Supplementary materials must be received no later than August 15. Interviews are scheduled in early September and applicants are notified of admissions decisions by October 1st. Applicants accepted under this plan are prohibited from applying to any other medical school.

 

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BA/MD Program

 

The Medical Scholars Program provides an opportunity for exceptionally qualified high school seniors to gain a provisional acceptance to the School of Medicine upon completion of their undergraduate degree. Temple University School of Medicine offers this combined degree with three undergraduate institutions in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, and Widener University in Chester.

 

Although each undergraduate institution has a unique atmosphere and educational curriculum, the requirements of medical scholars candidates are similar. We are looking for students with a strong academic background, in the top 5% of their graduating class, who have completed a variety of AP coursework. Students should also demonstrate exceptional standardized test performance. The minimum SAT required is a 1350 in the combined verbal and math sections, with no individual section less than 600 (including the new writing section). The minimum ACT composite score required is 31. Students with demonstrated leadership and extensive community and health care experiences are encouraged to apply.

 

Applicants to the BA/MD program must first apply to the undergraduate institution. After review at the undergraduate school, candidates will be recommended to the School of Medicine for an interview. Following an interview at the School of Medicine, select candidates will be offered a conditional acceptance to the School of Medicine. For further information and an application to the BA/MD program, please contact the specific undergraduate institution in which you are interested. You may link directly to the program web site by clicking on the school.

Duquesne University: 412-396-6335
Washington & Jefferson Collegemharris@washjeff.edu

Widener University: 610-499-4030

Students in this eight-year combined-degree program will complete their baccalaureate degree at one of our three partnering universities. The medical degree is granted by Temple University School of Medicine. Students may choose to be a science major, but are free to explore all available options as long as they complete the premedical science requirements. Matriculation to Temple University School of Medicine is conditional upon successful completion of all GPA and MCAT requirements as outlined by each institution's agreement.

 

After a review of the transcript at the end of the junior year and MCAT scores, students who have been conditionally accepted and meet the requirements of the agreement will receive an acceptance for the class that matriculates at Temple the following August. Medical Scholar students complete an AMCAS application by August 1st after the junior year, indicating a restricted application type of "Combined Bachelors/Medical Degree."

 

BA/MD matriculants from Duquesne University or Washington & Jefferson College will do their required clinical clerkships during the third and fourth year of medical school at the West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh. BA/MD matriculants from Widener University will do their required clinical clerkships at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland.

 

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Early Assurance

 

Temple University School of Medicine offers a number of early assurance programs that allow students to be considered by Temple University School of Medicine in their junior year of college. Students entering Temple University School of Medicine through an early assurance linkage agreement will complete all of the required clerkships in the third and fourth year at one of our clinical campuses.

 

Early Assurance matriculants from Duquesne University or Washington & Jefferson College will complete their required clinical clerkships during the third and fourth year of medical school at the West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh. Early Assurance matriculants from Widener University will complete their required clinical clerkships at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland. Early Assurance matriculants from DeSales University, Lehigh University, Moravian College, and Muhlenberg College will complete the second year of medical school in Bethlehem complete do their required clinical clerkships at St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem. Early Assurance matriculants from Bucknell University or Juniata College will complete their required clinical clerkships at Geisinger Health System. Temple University undergraduate students are also considered for Early Assurance at any of the clinical or regional campuses.

 

To be considered for the early assurance program, students must have at least a 3.5 overall and science GPA at the end of their junior year of college, a strong commitment to service as demonstrated by extensive community and health care experiences, and demonstrated leadership potential.

 

Students interested in linking through the Early Assurance Program are nominated by the undergraduate pre-medical advisor during their junior year and those selected to interview will meet with a member of the TUSM Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will offer conditional acceptances to selected students. Students offered a conditional acceptance need to sit for the MCAT exam by the end of May.

 

After a review of the transcript at the end of the junior year and MCAT scores, students who have been conditionally accepted and meet the requirements of the agreement will receive an acceptance for the medical school class that matriculates the following August. Early Assurance students complete an AMCAS application by August 1st after the junior year, indicating a restricted application type of "Early Assurance."

 

If you are an undergraduate at one of the participating institutions and interested in applying to Temple through the Early Assurance Program, contact your pre-health advisor.

 

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Health Scholars Program

 

The Health Scholars Program at Temple University is available to exceptionally qualified high school seniors with a demonstrated interest in their professional field. Students interested in the Health Scholars Program will apply to Temple University, complete a Scholars Program application, and participate in an interview day at the undergraduate campus. Students who have a high school GPA of 3.8 or higher, a minimum SAT score of 1350 (or ACT of 32), demonstrated commitment to volunteer or service activities, and health care related experiences are encouraged to apply.

 

Scholars are eligible to be granted early, conditional acceptance to Temple University School of Medicine. To be nominated, students must have at least a 3.5 overall and science GPA at the end of their junior year of college, a strong commitment to service as demonstrated by extensive community and health care experiences, and demonstrated leadership potential. Those who meet the undergraduate requirements of the program will be nominated for consideration during their junior year at Temple and those selected to interview will meet with a member of the Admissions Committee.

 

The Admissions Committee will offer conditional acceptances to selected students. Students offered a conditional acceptance need to sit for the MCAT exam by the end of May. After a review of the transcript at the end of the junior year and MCAT scores, students who have been conditionally accepted and meet the requirements of the agreement will receive an acceptance for the class that matriculates the following August. Conditionally accepted Health Scholars students will complete an AMCAS application by August 1st after the junior year, indicating a restricted application type of "Combined Bachelors/Medical Degree."

 

More information about the Health Scholars Program can be found at www.temple.edu/healthadvising/scholars.htm.

 

 

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