Medical Scholars Program

The Widener Medical Scholars Program is a BS/MD guaranteed, early assurance, contingent medical school admission program cooperatively offered by Widener University, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, and Temple University School of Medicine.

Acceptance into the Medical Scholars Program assures final admission to the Temple University School of Medicine after the completion of a bachelor's degree at Widener University, provided that certain conditions be satisfied.

The program has been designed to attract broadly educated candidates who are interested in entering the practice of medicine in the areas of family practice, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics and involves the scholar in a variety of experiences at Crozer-Chester Medical Center (CCMC), a clinical campus of the School of Medicine, located a few blocks from Widener University. This enables the scholar, while at Widener, to explore the clinical areas of pediatrics, internal medicine, and family medicine in depth.

Requirements

To qualify for the program, you must be a legal resident of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, or Maryland and must present a 600 or higher in each of the three SAT sub-tests with a combined critical reading and mathematics SAT score of 1350 or higher. You may not transfer into the program from another undergraduate institution.

If you are interested, you must satisfy Widener University admissions criteria by submitting the free, online application and official high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. Also, applicants must submit a Supplemental Widener Medical Scholars Application to the Office of Admissions and two letters of reference by October 1, 2014.

Application Timeline 

  • October 10: Students invited to interview with the Widener Health Professions Committee and representatives of CCMC.
  • October 16: Widener University medical scholars interview day.
  • December 12: Selected students invited to interview at Temple.
  • January 12: Temple University School of Medicine interview day. 
  • Early February: Students will be notified of acceptance into program. 
  • February 13: Science Accepted Students Day

Once enrolled at Widener as a medical scholar, you must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA during your premedical studies with no grade less than a C. In your fourth academic year at Widener, you must have at least a 3.0 GPA and no grade of a C.

You must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) in the spring of your junior year. In the summer following your junior year, you must apply to Temple University School of Medicine through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).

Following your entry to Temple University School of Medicine, you will take all of your required third year clinical clerkships and all of your required fourth year clinical clerkships at Temple's CCMC clinical campus.