Pre-Medical Studies


College of Life Sciences


Bachelor of Science


East Falls


On Campus


127 - 132


4 Years

Undergraduates in the BS in Pre-Medical Studies take a broad range of science courses in preparation for medical school or a career in the health field. Our faculty takes a problem-based learning approach, while students get additional instruction from clinic experiences and preceptorships.

Program Overview

Prepare for medical school or career in the allied health fields in a comprehensive, supportive environment.

Prepare for medical school or career in the allied health fields in a comprehensive, supportive environment.


  • Strong scientific foundation
  • Experiential learning
  • Clinical experience/ preceptorships
  • Cognitive Empathy training 
  • Personal career guidance

A case-history and problem-based learning approach prepare you to interpret complex data, while clinical experiences and preceptorships support the development of analytical and empathic communication skills; which are critical for success in medical school and the health professions. Throughout experiential learning, you will practice essential skills in cognitive empathy, developing your communication to be a more effective healthcare professional while improving patient outcomes.

You will also benefit from individual attention in small classes, allowing you to have personal faculty guidance, who help plan possible career paths and assist with medical school applications – not to mention we have MCAT test prep on-campus.

Jefferson Pre-Medical graduates go to programs at Temple University School of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School, among other institutions.


This “umbrella” major provides a broad range of science courses while offering unique electives such as histology and pathology – getting you ahead for whatever comes next.

Testimonials about the
Jefferson Pre-Med Program

See what current students and graduates of the program have to say about Pre-med at Jefferson.

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