What Are the Admission Criteria for the Temple University School of Medicine?

Temple University's admission criteria for its School of Medicine MD program include U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or refugee/asylee status; prerequisite courses; test scores; recommendation letters and an interview. Admission criteria for the physician assistant program include a bachelor's degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, test scores, recommendation letters, health care or patient contact experience, and an interview. Biomedical sciences program criteria are based on the college transcript, test scores, recommendation letters, research experience and publications.

For admission to the MD program, students must have completed courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics and humanities. Science courses must be from accredited American or Canadian colleges or universities. Course credit for two prerequisite sciences may come from Advanced Placement exams, but students must then complete two more advanced courses in those subjects.

The class entering Temple in 2015 had a grade point average of 3.66 overall and 3.62 in the sciences. The average Medical College Admissions Test score was 31.77. Other criteria are the applicant's statement of specific interest in attending Temple, given on a supplemental application, and demonstration at the interview of strong interpersonal skills.

Temple considers test scores on either the MCAT or the Graduate Record Exam for physician assistant program applicants. A personal statement and resume are also factors in the admissions decision.

Criteria for admission to the post-baccalaureate pre-medical program include the application with college transcripts, standardized test scores other than the MCAT, letters of recommendation, a resume and two interviews with three activities in Temple's Clinical Skills Facility.