West Chester University
Dr. Stephen J. Zimniski
West Chester, PA 19383
The Pre-Medical Program prepares undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students for application to the health professional schools of medicine (allopathic or osteopathic), dentistry, optometry, podiatry, and veterinary medicine; physician and pathology assistant programs; and careers in biomedical research. Supervised by a Pre-Medical Committee composed of faculty members from various relevant departments and chaired by the pre-medical director, the program consists of an individualized selection of course work, personal counseling, academic support, and junior/senior year biomedical research internship (for students who academically qualify) at a medical school or research institute.
Students in the program, regardless of academic major, are expected to maintain the high standards of performance necessary for health professional school admission. For highly select undergraduates, early assurance programs are available in affiliation with Drexel University College of Medicine, Penn State University College of Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University School of Dental Medicine Lake Erie School of Dental Medicine and Arcadia University's M.S. in physician assistant studies program; for highly qualified post-baccalaureates, early assurance programs exist with Drexel University College of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine.