Post Baccalaureate Program

UC Irvine Health Sciences College of Medicine
Irvine, CA.
Type Academic Enrichment, Post-baccalaureate Program, Test Preparation


The main components of the program are enrollment in two upper-division biology courses (8 units) for summer session I and II on the UC Irvine undergraduate campus, followed by full-time enrollment (12 units) for fall and winter quarters.

Over the course of the program, students will complete a total of 40 quarter units. An intensive MCAT exam preparation phase is conducted during the spring quarter.

Depending on the academic background of the student, course enrollments will vary. Students will receive one-on-one academic counseling to formulate the classes that will best meet their academic needs and discuss the areas they can further develop in their application to medical school.


To be eligible for the Postbaccalaureate Program, the successful candidates must:

  • Be a California resident
  • Be considered disadvantaged*
  • Possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
  • Have a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 2.8
  • Have completed at least 75 percent of the UC Irvine School of Medicine prerequisites
  • Have taken a minimum of one upper division biology course
  • If a re-applicant, must have a minimum composite MCAT score of 21 or MCAT 2015 score of 492
  • Have a demonstrated record of service to the underserved
  • Have not previously matriculated at a medical school
  • Submit an application with all supporting documents by the final deadline

*A disadvantaged individual is one who, from an early age, resided in a low-income community or experienced enduring family, societal or other hardships that significantly compromised their educational opportunities.

More Information

Office of Admissions & Outreach
Medical Education Building
Irvine, CA 92697-4089
Phone: 949-824-5388 or 800-824-5388