An Early Assurance Program With the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Washington & Jefferson College

Junior students who matriculated at W&J as first semester freshmen (those who did not transfer into W&J) are eligible for consideration as candidates for the Early Assurance Program with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. To be considered as a viable candidate for the program interested students must have completed 2 semester courses each in general chemistry (CHM 260 & CHM 270), organic chemistry (CHM 160 & CHM 170), and general biology (BIO 121 & BIO 131), be in good standing, and be pursuing an approved major at W&J. By the end of the third year, they must have completed 2 semester courses in biology (BIO 121 & 131), 4 semester courses in chemistry (CHM 160, 170, 260, & 270), 2 semester courses in physics (PHY 101 & 102 or PHY 107 & 108), and 2 courses in mathematics (MTH 151 & 152 or MTH 151 & 225). The minimum undergraduate science GPA (biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics) and overall GPA at W&J must be 3.5 averaged over the first 3 years with no grade less than "B-". Students must also complete 50 hours of medically-related shadowing and/or experiences, 50 hours of community service activities, and demonstrate commitment to serving others through extracurricular activities. The minimum GPA for the fourth undergraduate academic year at W&J must be at least 3.0 with no grade less than "B-."

The minimum acceptable MCAT score (taken by May of the junior year) requires scoring 509 overall with no individual section score lower than 126. The candidate must apply to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine during the summer preceding the senior year at W&J using the Early Assurance Program Option of the American Association of Medical Colleges Application Service (AMCAS).

More information about this program can be found on Temple University Medical School's Special Admissions Programs website.