Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program (P4)


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Certificate

Program Length
1 to 2 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

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Why Choose Jefferson

There are many reasons to choose Jefferson's ( Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) P4 for your post-baccalaureate education.

Jefferson is a leading, internationally-recognized academic medical center. Our students have the distinct advantage of starting their journey in the health professions with access to world-class facilities and mentoring by an innovative and dynamic community of professionals, educators and students.

P4 at Jefferson helps students complete requirements for medical/professional school, and also helps to build a competitive educational and professional foundation for the next steps in the students’ academic careers.

Preparation begins with our focused curriculum, designed to provide students with a quality education from expert faculty—helping them fulfill academic requirements for medical/professional schools. It continues throughout students’ time in P4 with specific exam preparation courses and a comprehensive review at the end of program course work.

We provide small class sizes, with lectures and laboratory sections containing a maximum number of 60 and 30 students, respectively. One of the major goals for P4 is to provide a sense of community among our students—building a cohort that will maintain a strong network well beyond the length of the Program.

We offer career and educational development workshops and clinical networking opportunities through our Art & Science of Healthcare course.

We provide our students with close support for medical/professional school admissions, including application guidance and preparation for the interview process.

Once admitted to our program, you become part of the Jefferson community—with access to the many facilities available to all students, such as:

  • Wellness programs
  • On-campus housing
  • A variety of student activities and organizations

Jefferson’s location in downtown Philadelphia is within walking distance of fantastic restaurants, shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions.

The campus is conveniently located and easily accessible from public transportation SEPTA and PATCO.

Our first group completed in the Spring 2014. To date, here are our results!

Our students have been accepted to:

  • Campbell University School of Medicine
  • Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • Drexel University – Physical Therapy
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Florida International Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences – George Washington University
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Jefferson College of Nursing – Thomas Jefferson University
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine – University of Miami
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine - Temple University
  • Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry - Temple University
  • Morsani College of Medicine - University of Southern Florida
  • New York Medical College
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Penn State College of Medicine-Hershey
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Rutgers University
  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Thomas Jefferson University
  • St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Thomas Jefferson University – Physical Therapy
  • Thomas Jefferson University – Physician’s Assistant Program
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh- School of Medicine
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Weill Cornell Medicine – Cornell University
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine