Pre-Physician Assistant

Pre-PA Program

In this program, pre-PA students attend classes that are primarily post-bacc exclusive as a cohort to maximize their learning experiences. These classes are taught by faculty from the College of Science and Technology and the Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine. In addition, pre-PA will receive standardized test preparation in the spring. Our program will provide students with the academic preparation needed to enter PA school.

Clinical Opportunities: Bethann Mercanti, DSC, MMSc, PA-C

Pre-PA students have the opportunity to shadow PAs in several specialties, including neurology, orthopedics, and cardiology, in different settings, including surgery, inpatient care, outpatient care, and procedural visits, as part of a semester-long program.

Please join us as a member of a small cohort of like-minded individuals prepared for the rigor of a full-time program. Admission is on a rolling basis so we advise you to apply early.

Pre-PA Curriculum

Principles of Medical Genetics

Fundamentals of Medical Biochemistry

Clinical Microbiology & Lab

Introduction to Problem-Solving and Logical Thinking

Medical Terminology

Fundamentals of Physiology & Lab

Human Anatomy & Lab

Elements of Statistics

GRE Prep


Advanced Core in Health Sciences

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ACHS Pre-PA applicants should apply to our program through PostBacCAS under the Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) Postbaccalaureate Program designation.

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Postbaccalaureate Pre-Health Program
College of Science and Technology
Temple University

1900 North 12th Street
Bio Life Sciences Building, Suite 106
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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