Prematriculation Program

prematriculation program

The Netter Prematriculation is a six-week program for entering first-year medical students who may benefit from early exposure to the rigorous medical curriculum. The program is open to all admitted students who believe they will benefit from early exposure to the medical school environment.

The program benefits students who identify themselves as:

  • A first-generation college student
  • Economically and educationally disadvantaged
  • A nontraditional student (second career, returned to school after an absence, non-science major)
  • Interested in acclimating themselves early


  • Facilitate the adjustment to the medical school environment
  • Facilitate academic success in the medical school curriculum via individual assessment and applied learning

Program Components

  • Academic enrichment: Students will be presented selected topics in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry and will be assessed on a weekly basis
  • Inter-professional engagement: Students will have the opportunity to participate in community-based activities with other professional health science students
  • Skills assessment and development: Students will be evaluated on learning style, reading skills, test-taking skills, etc. An individualized plan will be developed for each participant to improve and enhance essential learning skills

For more information, contact Charles Collier, assistant dean for health career pathways,

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