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Program Overview

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

As a P4 student, you are required to complete designated courses and other requirements.

  • P4 Pre-Medical Program (1-year accelerated & 2-year tracks available)
  • Art and Science of Healthcare
  • Healthcare Practicum
  • General Schedule Information
  • Certificate Completion Requirements

P4 Pre-Medical Program

(1-year accelerated & 2-year tracks available)

Courses:
General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Biology
Physics

Professional Development, Advising Support and Clinical Experiences:
Art and Science of Healthcare
Healthcare Practicum

Total Credits Required: 38

Art & Science of Healthcare

The Art and Science of Healthcare is designed to offer on- and off-campus academic and professional development experiences to illustrate students future as healthcare professionals. The series can include workshops and networking opportunities, such as:

  • Managing academic and personal life during your academic career
  • Connecting with medical students and graduates from medical and professional programs
  • Interaction with guest speakers and organizations from the healthcare community
  • Volunteer opportunities with Jefferson student organizations

Healthcare Practicum

Students will work with program advisors to set up healthcare related shadowing opportunities while enrolled in the P4 program. Once a student has selected an activity that has been approved by the program leadership, they will complete a proposed schedule of activities for completion of the Healthcare Practicum.

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.

Certificate Completion Requirements

  • Completion of basic science and elective courses with grade of B or higher, including courses and electives.
  • Students must earn a passing grade for Art and Science of Healthcare by fully participating in activities and satisfactory completion of related assignments.
  • The Healthcare Practicum requires students to complete their approved shadowing experiences with mentors directly related to healthcare, clinical or research fields. In addition, students must participate in ‘Practicum Check-in’ sessions with their program advisor.
  • Full participation in the MCAT preparation course, including the comprehensive review.

Learn More About the P4 Program

Postbaccalaureate
Pre-Professional Program

Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Locust Street
JAH, Suite M46
Philadelphia, PA 19170

(215) 503-4400
jgsbs-info@jefferson.edu


Gerald Grunwald, PhD
Director, Postbaccalaureate
Pre-professional Program

Amanda Siglin, PhD
Coordinator, Postbaccalaureate
Pre-professional Program
amanda.siglin@    jefferson.edu


Office of Admissions
Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Locust Street
JAH, Suite M46
Philadelphia PA 19107

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