Shippensburg University has a consistent record of placing qualified students into medical school programs. We make sure our pre-med students receive accurate, current and comprehensive information by keeping our pre-med advisors well informed. Pre-med advisors visit professional programs during the summer to stay current with admissions procedures and standards. They attend conferences for health professions advisors where they meet colleagues from other universities and share ideas. We give our pre‑med students “mock interviews” before they apply to medical school. This allows you to develop your interview skills and gives the Health Professions Committee information to write a committee letter of reference in support of your application.
Shippensburg University has been affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) since 1989, and offers you the option of a “3+4” program. Under this agreement, qualified students can apply to PCOM early in their junior year at Shippensburg. If accepted, they enter PCOM in their senior year, and credits will be transferred back from PCOM to Shippensburg. After completing their first year of medical school, Shippensburg awards these students a Bachelor of Science in biology or chemistry.
Faculty-directed undergraduate research is highly encouraged at Shippensburg, and each year several biology students present the results of their research at regional, state or national conferences.
We are also a participating university associated with The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine's Primary Care Scholars Program.