The Penn State-Jefferson Premedical-Medical (PMM) is an accelerated BS/MD program where admitted undergraduates study at Penn State followed by admission to the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Students complete the seven-year program, three years (no required summers) at Penn State, followed by four years at the medical school.
The Penn State B.S. degree is awarded after the first year of medical school and the Thomas Jefferson M.D. degree is awarded after year four of medical school. More than 1,000 students have earned their B.S./M.D. degrees through this cooperative PMM program. Dr. Ronald A. Markle is the PMM program director at Penn State.
(This program does not replace the Premedicine major at Penn State. Students in that program generally complete four years of study at the University and earn a bachelor’s degree before starting medical school.)