Pre-Medical Program

West Chester University

Dr. Stephen J. Zimniski
West Chester, PA 19383

Temple University School of Medicine

This cooperative program is intended for the academically select college graduate interested in a   medical career who needs additional coursework to meet the science prerequisites for medical school admission. The medical school strongly prefers mature candidates with previous work and life experiences that have influenced their decision to change career paths toward medicine.  It assures the matriculant meeting the standards of the program admission to the Temple University School of Medicine upon completion of a minimum of one summer and one academic year of prescribed full-time coursework at West Chester University.

Standards of the Program

  • 3.2 undergraduate grade point average
  • High school and college transcripts, two letters of recommendation from undergraduate faculty and/or previous or current employers, resume, completed  Information  Forms, and an interview at West Chester.  There is no application fee.
  • 3.25 grade point average with a minimum of 15 credits with no grade below a C at WCU
  • Interview at Temple University
  • Scores of 9 or better in the three numerically-scaled sections of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • Application

Students who meet the MCAT standard of the program in the spring administration of the exam are eligible for admission to Temple in the fall of that same year.