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About the Program

The State of New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education 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 education programs. 

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 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. 


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, (973) 761-9648 or (973) 275-2385, or Cassandra Graham, Associate Director of Academic Services and Program Coordination at or (973) 761-9648.

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