Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Undergraduate Programs

About the Jefferson Pre-Medical Studies Program

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

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.


  • 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 (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) 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.