Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program

University of Colorado Boulder

June 2, 2014 – May 8, 2015

Please check back after August 15 for information about applying for the 2015 cohort. Admission requirements are changing to provide applicants multiple ways to show math competency. The GRE is no longer mandatory.

The Program

The post-baccalaureate 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. This intensive yearlong post-baccalaureate program (one summer, followed by a fall semester and a spring semester) is appropriate for students who are either recent college graduates or experienced professionals seeking a career change.

This program is designed for students who have:

• A strong academic undergraduate record with a bachelor’s degree in a non-science field. Most applicants will have a grade point average of 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) or above.
• Completed college algebra and trigonometry, or the equivalent.
• An informed understanding of the health profession they seek to enter based on extensive and meaningful clinical experience in a healthcare setting such as shadowing medical professionals, volunteering with patients, or employment in a healthcare field.
• An interest in becoming a Medical Doctor.

We offer you the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in the science classes necessary to apply for graduate medical studies.  Students receive individual advising, study skills for science classes, and application assistance. The only prerequisite class is precalculus (algebra and trigonometry).  All students in the program take the following courses:

Summer
General Chemistry 1 with Lab
General Chemistry 2 with Lab

Fall
Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology with Lab
Organic Chemistry 1 with Lab
General Physics 1 with Lab

Spring
Principles of Genetics with Lab
Organic Chemistry 2 with Lab
General Physics 2 with Lab

An optional second summer, with Anatomy, Physiology, and/or Biochemistry courses, is available.

While in our programs students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and courses cannot be taken for pass/fail or no credit.

Program Information

Post-Bacc Pre-Med Program questions:
postbacmd@colorado.edu

Application materials may be submitted beginning November 1, 2013.
Submit materials via mail to
Post Baccalaureate Program
Continuing Education
1505 University Avenue, 178 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

or FAX to 303-492-3962

To schedule an advising appointment
CLICK HERE

Contact an advisor:
ceadvise@colorado.edu