College of Arts & Sciences

The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education created the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus Program (PMPDPP) to assist in providing opportunities to New Jersey students who have been historically denied access to careers in the health professions.  Seton Hall University’s program is designed for highly motivated students who possess the will to succeed but require academic and financial assistance. For more than 20 years, PMPDPP at Seton Hall has helped students gain acceptance into medical, dental and other professional schools. Our goals are to maintain a supportive environment that allows for the promotion of academic success and social development, while assisting in preparing qualified students for the demands of professional or graduate school.  Thus, the benefits of the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus Program range from acclimating students to the University experience to easing their transition into medical school. 

If you are envisioning a career in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry or other health professions, but have questions about academic criteria and financial assistance, the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus Program may be for you.  

Pre-Freshman Summer Program
For all accepted PMPDPP students, the Seton Hall experience begins with our Pre-Freshman Summer Enrichment program that provides an excellent introduction into pre-medical studies through coursework in science, math, writing and study skills.  Upon successful completion, students are also eligible to receive a maximum of six University credits.  Following the Student/Family Orientation, students reside on-campus and are immersed in comprehensive study, while also participating in community service events and attending healthcare information sessions at area medical institutions.  The seven-week program ends with a Commencement dinner, hosted by the students, to showcase their learning and accomplishments. 

Access Med Program

The Access Med program is based on an affiliation between Seton Hall University and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).  Selected students begin taking first-year medical courses in their senior year and receive credit towards both the Seton Hall Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and the Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

The Access Med program also offers a Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) preparation course for selected qualified students from the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus Program.  This intense seven month preparation class offers diagnostic and review sessions as well as several simulations of the MCAT examination.  Students admitted to this phase of the Access Med program can achieve superior results on the MCAT exam.  

All Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus Program students are provided with various math and science tutorial and recitation services. Additional tutoring is also available through the Ruth Sharkey Academic Resource Center (ARC).

To talk to a faculty adviser, contact Hasani Carter, Ph.D., Director of the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus Program at or 973-761-9648 or Brett Pulliam, Student Development Specialist at or 973-761-9648. 

Contact Us

Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus Program
(973) 761-9648
Arts & Sciences Hall Rm. 235

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