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Accelerated Premedical-Medical Program (BS/MD)
Frequently Asked Questions
An undergraduate student meets with a science adviser to discuss the premedical-medical curriculum.
Some questions that Accelerated Premedical-Medical Program (BS/MD) Advisers are often asked.

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Accelerated Premedical-Medical Program (BS/MD) Frequently Asked Questions

No. The PMM curriculum requires three years at Penn State plus the first year of the medical curriculum successfully completed to earn your B.S. degree.

Yes, but if offered admission to PMM and the Schreyer Honors College only one offer can be accepted.

Yes to both! You can arrange research opportunities directly with faculty members who are conducting research in your areas of interest and choose from more than 50 countries to study abroad.

Yes, many PMM students add a minor, and it is encouraged by the program.

Typically, several students of each entering cohort do not meet the MCAT and/or PMM academic performance levels. Subsequent advising is tailored to each student's situation and goals. Sometimes a PMM student changes their career objective but, overall, most students are successful in the program.

Ronald A. Markle, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology (Physiology), In Charge
Premedicine and Science Majors; Premedicine Programs
East Wing Ritenour Building, 225B
(814) 865-7620