Postbaccalaureate Programs

Postbaccalaureate Programs for Pre-Health students vary in nature, each with their own focus and student population they are trying to reach. Think about what you are looking for in your own postbaccalaureate education when picking a program.

Changing Careers

Some programs are aimed for those desiring to change career paths. These individuals have not yet completed the required science courses needed for application to their school of choice. They would need to go back to school to take those classes needed to apply.

Some examples in the Southern Region of the US are: Postbac

Agnes Scott College - Georgia

Carson-Newman College - Tennesee

University of Miami - Florida

Barry University, College of Health Sciences - Florida


Enhancing Current Application

Some programs are focused for those needing to desiring to improve or enhance one's current application. These students have taken the most, or at least some, of the required courses already. They may want or need to increase their GPAs to increase the competitiveness or take a class over again to increase a grade. They may want to take further studies in a subject matter to increase their knowledge in that area.

Some examples in the Southern Region of the US are:

Barry University, College of Health Sciences - Florida

Florida State University College of Medicine: Bridge to Clinical Medicine Program - Florida

Lincoln Memorial University, Post-Baccalaureate Medical Science Certificate - Tennesee 

University of South Florida - One-year Master of Science in Medical Sciences - Florida

 

Backgrounds

Some programs are focused spefically to guide and help those from currently underrepresented groups or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Some examples in the Southern Region of the US are:

Florida State University College of Medicine: Bridge to Clinical Medicine Program - Florida

Lincoln Memorial University, Post-Baccalaureate Medical Science Certificate - Tennesee 

University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Sciences - South Carolina

 

Resources

For a listing of medical postbaccalaureate programs, visit AAMC's searchable database. For now, their website seems to be down. Please email me if you want a complete listing of postbaccalaureate programs.

The rotating brochure holder in the hallway outside of the Pre-Health Advising Office has lots of flyers and brochures on Post-Bacc programs.  Feel free to puruse and browse any number of those pamphlets and take what you need!