As the CU-Boulder campus is aflutter with talk of graduation, a group of seven students are celebrating as well despite the fact they won’t be donning the obligatory cap and gown. The students are the first cohort to complete CU’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program.
The rigorous program is designed for “career changers” who were academically successful as undergraduates and have completed a bachelor’s degree but have not completed the prerequisite courses needed to apply to medical and other healthcare-related professional schools. The requirements for admission into medical and health science programs are steep, and this program helps students prepare with course work, MCAT support, individual advising, and more.
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med student Brendan Culverwell followed in his father’s footsteps when he chose a degree in mathematics as an undergraduate.
“Math was the easy choice, since I didn’t really know what I wanted to do at the time,” Culverwell told the Daily Camera. ”One day I realized I didn’t love math so I decided to go into the medical field,” he said.
To recognize their accomplishments, Culverwell and his classmates will receive certificates of completion from CU-Boulder Continuing Education. The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program will welcome 20 new students in June 2012.
Read more about the program in the Daily Camera article.