Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

John Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD.
Type Post-baccalaureate Program, Academic Year Program


The Johns Hopkins Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program prepares recent college graduates and "career-changers" for admission to medical school. Designed to meet the needs of talented individuals from a multiplicity of backgrounds, this program is right for you if you've compiled an excellent academic record in college, have never applied to medical school, are committed to serving others, and have the ultimate goal of entering the medical profession. Full-time study is required for at least one academic year; most students finish the program in 9 to 14 months. Our flexible curriculum, tailored to your specific background and goals, allows you both to pace yourself and take advantage of the many offerings within the Johns Hopkins community—on the undergraduate campus, at the School of Medicine, and in the School of Public Health. There are four standard tracks from which students can choose: Track 1: Summer through the following summer (14 months) Track 2: Fall through the following summer (12 months) Track 3: Summer through the following spring (12 months); “linkage” track—this option is for students wishing to enroll in three lab science courses simultaneously Track 4: Fall through the following spring (9 months); also a “linkage” track, this option is only open to students with several prior courses in science and math Due to the sequence of courses and the customized schedule created for you, students may enroll at the beginning of June (Summer Term I), the beginning of July (Summer Term II), or the beginning of September (Fall Term).


Applicants must complete a bachelor's degree before enrolling in the program. The program is not intended for students who have applied to medical school in the past. Generally, students must not have previously taken more than one-half of the science courses required for entering medical school. Individuals with a grade point average below 3.0 are not likely to be competitive for admission. The period for the completion of the application and receipt of all supporting credentials is September 1 – March 1. In order to avoid the possibility of the class filling before you apply, we strongly urge you to complete your application by February 1.

More Information

Liza Thompson
Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program, Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program,28 Shriver Hall
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-516-7748
Fax: 410-516-5233