Post-Bacc Programs

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.

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)

http://services.aamc.org/postbac/index.cfm

Explore Health Careers

http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/careers/programs

Creighton University- School of Dentistry

Post-Baccalaureate Program

http://www.creighton.edu/dentalschool/admissions/programs/predentalpostb...

Drexel University- School of Medicine

http://www.drexelmed.edu/Home/AcademicPrograms/ProfessionalStudiesintheH...

Drexel Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) program

http://www.drexelmed.edu/Home/AcademicPrograms/ProfessionalStudiesintheH...

Interdepartmental Medical Science (IMS) program

http://www.drexelmed.edu/Home/AcademicPrograms/ProfessionalStudiesintheH...

Eastern Virginia Medical School

http://www.evms.edu/evms-school-of-health-professions/medical-masters-ms...

Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med Program

http://www.vcom.vt.edu/post-baccalaureate/index.html

Georgetown University - School of Medicine

Special Masters Program in Physiology

http://smp.georgetown.edu/

Georgetown UMC & George Mason (GeorgeSquared)

Special Master's Program in Biomedical Sciences

http://georgesquared.georgetown.edu/G2SMPHOME/148366.html

Advanced Biomedical Sciences Program/Certificate

http://georgesquared.georgetown.edu/ABSHome/148368.html 

Johns Hopkins University


Post-Baccalaureate Health Science Intensive Program
advanced.jhu.edu/HSI

New York Medical College

http://www.nymc.edu/Academics/SchoolOfBasicMedicalSciences/Programs/Inte...

Nova Southeastern University- College of Medical Sciences

Master of Biomedical Sciences

http://medsciences.nova.edu/aboutbs.html

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences

http://www.pcom.edu/Academic_Programs/aca_biomed/aca_biomed.html

Temple University - School of Medicine

http://www.temple.edu/medicine/education/post_bac_programs.htm

University of California, San Francisco - School of Dentistry

Post-Baccalaureate Program

http://dentistry.ucsf.edu/admissions/post-baccalaureate-program

University of Connecticut- School of Medicine

Post-Baccalaureate Program

http://medicine.uchc.edu/prospective/postbac/index.html

University of Maryland

Molecular Medicine Master's Program
http://lifesciences.umaryland.edu/MolecularMasters/


University of Pennsylvania

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/postbac/pre-health/specialized_studies

Virginia Commonwealth University- School of Medicine

Pre-Medical Health Sciences Certificate Program (CERT)

http://www.medschool.vcu.edu/graduate/premed_cert/