Post-bacc programs can be an essential part of building a competitive academic profile for those individuals who are eligible to utilize them. There are two types: career changer and record enhancing programs. A career changer is for individuals who have not completed the required pre-requisite science coursework needed for their medical school application. The record enhancer program would be best suited for students who have completed the required science coursework but need to improve their academic competitiveness. Keep in mind that these programs do not replace your undergraduate GPA, but do provide additional coursework beyond your Bachelor's degree, in most cases, at the graduate level. In addition, there are programs specifically designed to assist individuals who are educationally or economically disadvantaged or underrepresented in the health professions. Most programs are available to all individuals regardless of your career path-medical or dental. For information, click on the following link to see our presentation on post-bacc programs!

The following is the link for the American Association of Medical Colleges website, which is a good place to begin your search for programs across the country. Next is a link to ExploreHealthCareers, a broad search tool that includes post-bacc information. Additionally, you will find a list of post-bacc programs that Maryland alumni have either applied to or currently attend.

American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

Explore Health Careers

Creighton University- School of Dentistry

Post-Baccalaureate Program

Drexel University- School of Medicine

Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) program

Interdepartmental Medical Science (IMS) program

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med Program

Georgetown University - School of Medicine

Special Masters Program in Physiology

Georgetown UMC & George Mason (GeorgeSquared)

Special Master's Program in Biomedical Sciences

Advanced Biomedical Sciences Program/Certificate

Johns Hopkins University
Post-Baccalaureate Health Science Intensive Program

New York Medical College

Nova Southeastern University- College of Medical Sciences

Master of Biomedical Sciences

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences

Temple University - School of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco - School of Dentistry

Post-Baccalaureate Program

University of Connecticut- School of Medicine

Post-Baccalaureate Program

University of Maryland

Molecular Medicine Master's Program

University of Pennsylvania

Virginia Commonwealth University- School of Medicine

Pre-Medical Health Sciences Certificate Program (CERT)


Below are the list of record enhancer programs that have a Spring semester entry:

University of Rochester (

Georgetown University Biomedical Master's Program (

University of Pennsylvania (

GW Medical Laboratory Sciences Program (

ELMS College Postbaccalaureate Program (