Dr. Robert Morris
Health Professions Advisor
Medical Scholars Program
The Widener Medical Scholars Program is an 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.
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 and submit a Supplemental Widener Medical Scholars Application by December 16, 2012.
Following our receipt of your application, you will be interviewed by the Health Professions Advisor of Widener University who, together with the Dean of Admissions, will submit applicants for reviews by staff physicians at CCMC. Upon the recommendations of the Dean of Admissions at Widener University and the Director of Medical Education at CCMC, candidates will be invited for interviews with the Admissions Committee at Temple University School of Medicine.
Your undergraduate experience at Widener University will be not less than four years or the equivalent. The program has been designed to allow you to major in any of a variety of disciplines, to acquire a strong science background, and to acquire a broad education in areas outside the sciences. During the junior year at Widener University, you will engage in clinical experiences at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
Once enrolled at Widener, you must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA during your pre-medical 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.
As you conclude your studies for the MD degree at Temple University School of Medicine, Widener Medical Scholars are strongly encouraged to apply for admission to a residency program in general pediatrics, general internal medicine, or family medicine at CCMC.