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Pre-Health Programs

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Pre-Health Programs

Prepare for success in medical, veterinary, or dental school

Penn’s Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs are designed for driven students who want to distinguish themselves as medical, dental, or veterinary school candidates. We are at the heart of an internationally renowned research university, offering you access to one of the finest medical systems in the world. The rigorous academic challenges of our programs assure you—and admissions committees—that you are equipped to thrive at your future medical, dental, or veterinary school. Our Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs director and expert advising team draw upon the full range of resources at Penn to guide you through the health professional school application process and provide unrivaled support for your future career.

The Pre-Health Core Studies program supplies students who have little scientific background with key concepts and the rigorous training necessary to succeed in the medical, dental, or veterinary school of their choice. The Pre-Health Specialized Studies program is for students who possess a background in the sciences, but who are seeking to bolster their academic credentials and extend their studies. Many of our students don't fit neatly into either track, and our experienced advising team can help you develop a personalized profile of classes.

Our combination of elite academics and expert advising has led to an outstanding placement rate for our students, who go on to attend many of the finest medical, veterinary, and dental schools in the country. We’re excited to talk to you about the unparalleled opportunities that await you in Penn’s Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs, and we’re available to answer any questions that may arise as you explore the programs at Penn.

Bring your health professional goals to life

Penn’s Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs provide students a wide array of opportunities to jumpstart their training and careers in the medical, veterinary, and dental fields. Hear from the program director, students, alumni and faculty about all that Penn and its leading medical research centers have to offer.

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Fast facts

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Number of linkages available through the program
Percentage of students studying part-time
Number of advisors available to students during their course of study

Learn why students choose Penn’s Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Our Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate students come into the programs with an impressive range of professional and life experiences as well as diverse visions for the type of medical professional they want to become. Learn how the programs’ flexibility and focus on individuals enable students to flourish.

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Medical, veterinary, and dental school linkages

Linkages provide the opportunity to accelerate your entrances into a medical, veterinary, or dental school.

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Program Features

Advising, workshops, and much more

Take advantage of the specially designed resources developed by the Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs team for your success.

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Info Session Video

Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Programs information session

Meet the program team as they discuss the programs and the admissions process, as well as medical research, volunteer, and clinical opportunities.

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LPS News

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    Two students from the master's programs in earth and environmental science are researching how to make the Delaware safe for swimming as part of a project by the Water Center at Penn. View Story
  • In a health crisis, past and current Penn Pre-Health Programs students pitch in
    Volunteer groups organized by Penn Pre-Health students raise funds and coordinate donations for workers on the front lines of COVID-19. View Story


College of Liberal and Professional Studies Office

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326
(215) 573-2053


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3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326