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Accelerated Premedical-Medical Program (BS/MD)

Program Academic Performance and Cost

Students in a biology lab working with an anatomical model.

Academic Performance

Students in the accelerated PMM program take essentially the same courses as, and have similar schedules to, premedical students in a traditional four-year program. They also are expected to perform at an A/B level in all courses, much as four-year students are expected to do if they hope to gain admission to medical school. Satisfactory performance on MCAT exams also is required for matriculation to SKMC at Thomas Jefferson University. The current MCAT requirement is a minimum composite score of 504 with no less than a 126 on any subsection of the exam. If students in the accelerated program are not performing at a 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) level, particularly in the sciences, they could be asked to withdraw from the program. Typically, such a student would be eligible to remain at Penn State in another program of study.

PREMEDICAL-MEDICAL, B.S. suggested academic plan


Students in the cooperative program study at two separate institutions. While attending Penn State, students pay the regular University tuition rate (, and while attending SKMC at Thomas Jefferson University, they pay the regular SKMC rate. Because students enrolled in this cooperative program complete only three years of undergraduate study at Penn State, they are not eligible for tuition scholarships from the Schreyer Honors College or Braddock scholarships.