Specialized Studies Sample Schedule
The following sample schedule is provided as one example, to illustrate potential full-time study sequences. As a new student in the Pre-Health Specialized Studies Program, you will meet with a Pre-Health advisor to review your previous experiences and your future goals. Based on this discussion, you will create an individualized academic schedule.
One-year, full-time Specialized Studies sample schedule
|Term||Course||Course Units (c.u.)*|
|Fall Semester||Advanced Cell Biology: BIOL 480-601||1|
|Immunobiology: BIOL 404-601||1|
|Cancer Cell Biology: BIOL 407-601||1|
|Essentials of Biochemistry: BIOL 203-601||1|
|Spring Semester||Fundamental Microbiology (lecture and lab): BIOL 275-601||1|
|Clinical Psychopharmacology: BIBB 482-601||1|
|Essentials of Vertebrate Physiology: BIOL 213-601||1|
|Histology: BIOL 306-601||1|
- If you select a one-year schedule, you will complete the MCAT, DAT or GRE in late April-beginning of June.
- Please keep in mind that the recommended prep time for the MCAT and DAT exams are 300-350 hours.
- You can apply to medical, dental or veterinary medical school at the beginning of June for the following fall entry term.
*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). Generally, a 1 c.u. course at Penn is equivalent to a three or four semester hour course elsewhere. In general, the average course offered at Penn is listed as being worth 1 c.u.; courses that include a lecture and a lab are often worth 1.5 c.u.