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Professional School Success

Each year our Pre-Health (Core and Specialized) Post-Baccalaureate students achieve great success with their applications to medical, dental, or veterinary school. Below you can see the admissions placement outcomes for over 900 Pre-Health students who have successfully completed our programs in the past 10 years (2012 through 2021).

Pre-medical placement rates

  • 75% of our Core Studies pre-med students received offers of admission to medical schools over the past 10 years. 36% of Core pre-medical students apply to both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools
    • 75% of Core pre-medical students with offers matriculated to allopathic medical schools. The top allopathic medical school for Core student matriculation is The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
    • 15% of Core pre-medical students with offers matriculated to osteopathic medical schools. The top osteopathic medical school for Core student matriculation is The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • 73% of our Specialized Studies pre-med students received offers of admission to medical schools over the past 10 years. 63% of Specialized Studies students applied to both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools.
    • 70% of Specialized Studies pre-medical students with offers matriculated to allopathic medical schools. The top allopathic medical school for Specialized student matriculation is The Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
    • 20% of Specialized Studies pre-medical students with offers matriculated to osteopathic medical schools. The top osteopathic medical school for Specialized student matriculation is The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

While many of our students remain in the Philadelphia area for medical school, our students are accepted all over the nation. Take a look at just some of the world-renowned schools where our recent Pre-Health alumni have been accepted, and picture your future in medicine starting at Penn:

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  •  Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Carle Illinois College of Medicine
  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Emory School of Medicine
  • The F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  • New York Medical College 
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Penn State College of Medicine
  • The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicin
  • Quinnipiac University School of Medicine
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • University of Colorado Medical School
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine 
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Yale School of Medicine
  • Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Pre-dental placement rates

  • 100% of our Core Studies pre-dental students received offers of admission to dental school and 100% matriculated. The top dental school for Core pre-dental matriculation is The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
  • 85% of our Specialized Studies pre-dental students received offers of admission to dental school and 85% of those with offers matriculated. The top school for Specialized pre-dental matriculation is The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Pre-veterinary placement rates

  • 96% of our Core Studies pre-vet students received offers of admission to veterinary schools and 87% of those with offers matriculated. The top school for Core pre-vet matriculation is The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • 92% of our Specialized pre-vet students received offers of admission to veterinary schools and 100% of those with offers matriculated. The top school for Specialized pre-vet matriculation is The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Ready to apply?

See Pre-Health Programs application deadlines, review our application materials checklist, and get ready to apply.

Your personal advisor

A member of the Pre-Health Programs team will assist in your personal and career development, through course selection, application preparation and interviewing.

Student & alumni stories

"I still reach out to my advisors for advice on my medical school applications. They always tell me that I have their support as long as I need it."
- Dominique Alexis, Pre-Health Specialized Studies ’17