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How do I qualify for admission?

Admission to this rigorous program is selective to help ensure your success. To qualify for admission you will need:

  • a bachelor's degree in non-life science from an accredited college or university (or a science degree that is more than five years old)
  • a strong academic record, with a college level GPA of 3.0 or better
  • strong motivation for going into the medical field, as described in a personal statement on the application
  • volunteer work or related experience in the healthcare field (at least 100 hours)

Prerequisites: An undergraduate precalculus course is required prior to enrollment.

Candidates may be contacted by telephone for additional questions or for an interview.

When should I apply?

The next cohort of students in this program will start in January 2015 and will finish in December 2015. Admissions will occur on a rolling basis, and the application cycle for the 2015 cohort is now open. Admission is competitive and limited to twenty-five students per year; therefore, we strongly suggest that you apply as early as possible.

How does the application process work?

You must complete the following:

  • the application for the Accelerated Undergraduate Postbaccalaureate Medical Sciences Certificate program
  • an undergraduate nondegree enrollment form (if you are registering for the first time at Penn State),
    and send along with: 
  • sealed official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • three letters of reference
  • a current résumé and
  • an application fee (check for $35.00 made out to Penn State University)

Please send all correspondence and transcripts to:

Continuing Education
Penn State Brandywine
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063

Telephone: 610.892.1300
Fax: 610.892.1320
Email: bw-ce@psu.edu

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Continuing Education
Penn State Brandywine
25 Yearsley Mill Rd.
Media, Pa. 19063