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Frequently Asked Questions

The program is designed for academically competitive individuals seeking to fulfill their science requirements and participate in extensive shadowing and volunteer opportunities before applying for admission to medical/professional school. Therefore, it is not a ‘grade-enhancer’ program for applicants desiring to improve their grades in the basic sciences.

If you have completed more than half of the required coursework for medical school or if you have taken the MCAT, you are not eligible for this program

For the 2013 cohorts, we anticipate to accept approximately 20 students per cohort.

Summer (one-year accelerated): March 1st (closed for 2013)
Fall (two-year): June 1st (Priority) We will accept applications after this deadline.

Both tracks provide students with the identical training and curriculum to prepare them for admission to medical/professional school.

The one-year track provides students with an accelerated curriculum and is more appropriate for students already having clinical and volunteer experiences.

The two-year track provides students with more time to complete their coursework as well as providing additional time for outside activities (clinical/volunteer opportunities, part-time employment, etc)

The Office of Admissions will contact applicants upon receiving their application and notify them when the application is complete. You may contact the office to check on your status by phone at (215) 503-4400 or email us at jcgs-info@jefferson.edu.

P4 classes and cohort-related activities will be held during most weekdays. The one-year track schedule is very rigorous and we do not recommend working while in class. It is possible to work in a limited capacity if taking the two-year track. We recommend discussing this with your advisor.

While enrolled in P4, you are a student of Thomas Jefferson University and are offered access to campus facilities and activities, including the fitness center, health and counseling services and participation in student life activities and organizations. Please visit our Student Activities Office webpage for more information.

We highly encourage students to use their summer for extensive participation in shadowing and volunteer opportunities with mentors in healthcare-related fields.

One-Year Accelerated Track: As part of their curriculum, P4 students will take an MCAT preparation course (included as part of the program). In addition, there will be a comprehensive review for students at the end of their basic science coursework.

Two-Year Track: During the second year, P4 students will take the MCAT preparation course (included as part of the program). In addition, there will be a comprehensive review for students at the end of their basic science coursework.

Yes. Please see our Housing and Residence Life webpage for additional information regarding on-campus housing options as well as off-campus housing opportunities.

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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



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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