The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education (now known as the State of
New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/index.shtml)
) created the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus Program (PMPDPP) in 1968 to
assist in providing opportunities to highly motivated New Jersey
students who have been historically denied access to careers in the
health professions and require academic and financial assistance. For
more than 40 years, PMPDPP at Seton Hall has helped students gain
acceptance into medical, dental and other professional/graduate schools.
Program goals include easing the transition into a college environment
and habits of mind and maintaining 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 tertiary
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, and study skills. 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. The seven-week program ends with a Commencement
dinner, hosted by the students, to showcase their learning and
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.
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 Majid Whitney, Associate Dean/Director of Educational Opportunity Funds Programs at email@example.com, 973-761-9648 or 973-275-2385, or Cassandra Graham, Associate Director of Academic Services and Program Coordination at Cassandra.firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-761-9648.