Pre-medical Program - Learning Opportunities

Because of the excellent reputation of University of the Sciences, the strength of our science curricula, and the personalized attention given to pre-med students, the percentage of our applicants admitted to medical, dental, or other health professional schools is very high. An array of learning opportunities supplements the exceptionally strong classroom experience.

Hands-On Learning

No matter what major you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to learn while you’re doing. You may engage in research as early as your freshman year. Collaborating with faculty, you’ll participate in discovery projects within your major.

Research Studies and Internships

Many of our pre-med students have participated in national studies and internships at premier research institutions and pharmaceutical labs. These experiences result in credentials that medical schools are looking for in successful candidates.

With the second-largest concentration of health resources in the country at our doorstep, the opportunities for diverse experiences are enormous. The Philadelphia area is home to 115 hospitals, numerous advanced research institutions, 200 of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotech firms, and 135 medical manufacturers.

Volunteer opportunities

Your major may give you the advantage of an inside look into some of these successful, innovative science industries and healthcare institutions. You may even choose to volunteer at leading hospitals such as The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania—both within walking distance of the campus.

Relevant Work Experience

Our location in University City offers you an ideal environment to explore your career interests and gain valuable working experience. Nearby you’ll find diverse healthcare facilities and schools where your employment can help you refine your career goals:

  • 115 hospitals
  • 150 research laboratories
  • 5 medical schools
  • 2 schools of dentistry
  • Schools of podiatry, optometry and veterinary medicine
  • Dozens of community-based clinical sites

University of the Sciences Pre-Medical Society

Involvement in the Pre-Medical Society lets you attend lectures and workshops and participate in field trips to area professional schools, hospitals, and medical museums. You’ll get a better idea of what it means to practice medicine in today’s world and you'll develop relationships with other pre-med students that can enrich your life for a lifetime.


Laura A. Mangano
Associate Director, Pre-Health Professions Programs


Office Location: Griffith Hall, Room 212 H
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495