Bachelor of Science in Medical and Molecular Biology: Podiatric Medicine Pathway (BS/DPM)

with Temple  University 

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

As a podiatrist, you have the power to help patients get back on their feet. This program allows you to begin your education focused on your career goals, so you’ll be well prepared to start treating patients on the first day of your new career.

In this professional pathway, you have the opportunity to earn a combined Bachelor of Science in Medical and Molecular Biology from MCPHS and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in eight years. During four years At MCPHS, you’ll receive a challenging baccalaureate curriculum that prepares you for professional study. You’ll spend the next four years Temple University to complete the professional education required for the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree.

Freshman applicants can view their admission requirements on the Undergraduate Applicants page.

Our agreements with partnering institutions require that students complete all of their coursework at MCPHS. For that reason, we are unable to accept transfer students into this pathway program. 

Please consider applying to the following program, which you can transfer in to: 

Biology: Medical and Molecular (BS)

Year I-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 150L

Biology I: Laboratory

1

BIO 151

Biology I: Cell and Molecular Biology

3

CHE 131

Chemical Principles I (w/ lab)

4

FYS 101

First Year Seminar

1

LIB 111

Expository Writing I

3

MAT 151

Calculus I

3

TOTAL


15

Year I-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 152

Biology II: Biology of Organisms (w/ lab)

4

CHE 132

Chemical Principles II (w/ lab)

4

LIB 112

Expository Writing II

3

LIB 133

American Culture, Identity and Public Life

3

MAT 152

Calculus II

3

TOTAL


17

Year II-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 260

Molecular Biology

3

CHE 231/L

Organic Chemistry I (w/ lab)

4

LIB 120

Introduction to Psychology

3

SSC 230

Cultural Anthropology

3

SSC 495

Evolution of the Health Professions

3

TOTAL


16

Year II-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 255/L

Medical Microbiology (w/ lab)

4


General elective

3

CHE 232/4L

Organic Chemistry II (w/ lab)

4

MAT 261

Statistics

3


Humanities elective

3

TOTAL


17

Year III-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 360

Cellular Biochemistry

4

LIB 220

Introduction to Interpersonal Communication for Health Professionals

3

PHY 270/2L

Foundations of Physics I (w/ lab)

4


Humanities elective

3


Behavioral Sciences elective

3

TOTAL


17

Year III-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 332

Genetics

3

LIB 512

Healthcare Ethics

3


Behavioral Sciences elective

3


General elective

3


Biology elective

3

TOTAL


15

Year IV-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 420

Communication in the Biological Sciences

3


Biology elective

3


Biology elective

3


General elective

3


Liberal Arts elective

3

TOTAL


15

 

Year IV-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

Biology elective

3


Biology elective

3


Biology elective

3


General elective

3


General elective

3

TOTAL


15

Total credits to complete degree requirements: 127 s.h.

Students must complete six Biology electives: two from the Molecular and Cellular Biology Elective list, two from the Medical Biology Elective list, and two more from either list.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Electives:

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 335L

Experimental Techniques in Molecular Biology


BIO 405

Plagues of the Past, Present and Future


BIO 430

Molecular Biology of Cancer


BIO 434

Immunology


BIO 450

Cell Biology


BIO 455

Advanced Microbiology (w/ lab)


BIO 530

Undergraduate Research Project


PSB 440

Molecular Biotechnology



Development (COF)


Medical Biology Electives:

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BEH 341

Biological Psychology


BIO 321O

Nutrition Science


BIO 345

Exercise Physiology


BIO 351

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology I


BIO 352

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology II


BIO 450

Advanced Human Physiology


BIO 530

Undergraduate Research Project


MAT 461

Biostatistics


PSB 328

Physiology/Pathophysiology I


PSB 329

Physiology/Pathophysiology II



Endocrinology (COF)



Medical Neuroscience (COF)



Neurobiology (COF)


Learn more about Temple University and the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) program.

About
Temple University’s 17 schools and colleges, nine campuses, hundreds of degree programs and more than 38,000 students combine to create one of the nation’s most comprehensive and diverse learning environments.

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) was opened in September of 1963 as the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (PCPM). After Temple’s original medical school closed in 1960, several members of its faculty obtained a charter from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to open a new podiatry school. When the current campus opened in 1973, it was the first facility ever developed specifically for podiatric use. In addition to classrooms and labs, the complex includes the Foot and Ankle Institute at TUSPM, the largest podiatric medical treatment facility anywhere with more than 40,000 patient visits annually. PCPM merged with Temple in July of 1998. 

Mission
To educate highly qualified, ethical, and professional podiatric medical students, who, upon completion of the curriculum, are prepared for licensure and entry into post-graduate medical education; and to advance our profession through research, quality patient care, and community service.