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Accelerated Premedical-Medical Program (BS/MD)

Frequently Asked Questions

Some questions that Accelerated Premedical-Medical Program (BS/MD) Advisers are often asked. 

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

Please select the question of interest below for more information.

While the program does accept AP credit, it will not shorten the time in the program. 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.

Yes, international students are welcome and encouraged to apply for the PMM program.

The MCAT is never taken prematurely to see what the exam is like. All test sittings are used by SKMC Jefferson even if taken prior to enrolling at Penn State. Most PMM students take the MCAT in their third year after required science courses.