Thomas Jefferson University
Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program (P4)

Curriculum


Once accepted, students take classes and testing preparation courses (MCAT) and also participate in academic and professional development opportunities with other P4 students.

1-year (accelerated) and 2-year tracks are available for P4 students. 41 credits required.

P4 Pre-Medical Program

Courses

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Biochemistry

Electives

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Psychology

Professional Development, Advising Support & Clinical Experiences

  • Art & Science of Healthcare
  • Healthcare Practicum

Art & Science of Healthcare

The Art & Science of Healthcare is designed to provide students with the knowledge on how to reach their goals as a healthcare professional. The series can include workshops and networking opportunities, such as:

  • Managing academics and personal life during your academic career
  • Connecting with medical students and graduates from medical and professional programs
  • Developing a healthcare profession school application with an overview on healthcare community and leadership activities
  • Enhancing interviewing skills
  • Exposure to visiting admission officers from the following professional schools: dental, medical (allopathic & osteopathic), podiatry, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy and occupational therapy

Health Care Practicum

Healthcare practicum is designed to offer on- and off-campus academic and professional development experiences to illustrate students’ futures as healthcare professionals. Students will set up healthcare-related shadowing opportunities while enrolled in the P4 program. Advisors will approve all shadowing opportunities.

  • Interacting with guest speakers and organizations from the healthcare community
  • Volunteering with Thomas Jefferson University student organizations

General Schedule Information

Courses and other program activities will be held most weekdays. There may be occasional evening or weekend activities, but these will be scheduled with adequate advance notice.

There is time to complete outside healthcare community, volunteer and shadowing opportunities.

Certificate Completion Requirements

Students successfully complete our program by:

  • Completing basic science and elective courses, finishing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Earning a passing grade for Art & Science of Healthcare by participating in activities and satisfactorily completing related assignments
  • Completing approved shadowing experiences for the Healthcare Practicum with mentors directly related to health care, clinical or research field (students must also participate in Practicum Check-in sessions with their program adviser)
  • Participating fully in the MCAT preparation course, including the comprehensive review