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Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program
The University of Pennsylvania’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health (PBPH) Program offers the highly motivated, dedicated student intent on a career in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or veterinary medicine one of the best possible preparations for these demanding health professional schools. The rich tradition of academic excellence and innovative research in the laboratories of both Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and its renowned medical, dental, veterinary, and nursing schools—comprising one of the foremost research universities in the nation—inform the curriculum of this highly selective program. An outstanding faculty and dedicated program staff will help you develop the key academic strengths, application skills, and the life science experiences required for admission to competitive health professional schools.
Which PBPH program is right for you?
The Pre-Health Core Studies option is appropriate for you if you have a bachelor’s degree with little or no previous coursework in the sciences, an excellent academic record, and a demonstrated ability in standardized testing.
The Pre-Health Specialized Studies option will meet your needs if you possess a scientific background but seek to bolster your academic credentials and update your knowledge of more advanced topics in the biomedical sciences.
The Pre-Nursing option is appropriate if you plan to apply to an accelerated program in Penn’s School of Nursing but have not taken the science courses required for admission.