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The Pre-Matric Program

This three-week educational program for incoming students helps our future physicians acclimate to the academic and social challenges of medical school, while also providing a familiarization with all that the Stratford area has to offer. We cover some of the major concepts in first-year curricula, including biochemistry, physiology, and histology. Students are introduced to integral concepts, such as medical terminology, study skills and test-taking strategies. All participants benefit from the opportunity to interact with administration, faculty, upper-class students and peers in a relaxed, pre-matriculation atmosphere.

Eligibility Requirements / Admissions Procedure

All incoming Rowan-Virtua SOM students are invited to attend this stepping-stone program, though participation recommendations are made from the Center for Student Success. Traditionally, Pre-Matric is geared toward non-traditional students, students with a limited science background, students from disadvantaged backgrounds, or historically underrepresented students in medicine. The program itself is free of charge; however, living expenses are the responsibility of the student.