Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program

Brandeis University
Waltham, MA.
Type Test Preparation, Post-baccalaureate Program, Academic Year Program

Description

The Brandeis University Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program is designed to allow college graduates who are interested in a career in medicine to take necessary science courses needed in order to apply to medical school. The small, intensive program of no more than fifteen students provides students with individualized academic and career advising in a supportive environment. The curriculum also supports students interested in applying to related health fields such as Dental, Veterinary, Optometry, Osteopathic Medical or Podiatric programs.

This program is primarily designed for individuals who have been in the workforce for two or more years, although every applicant will be considered on an individual basis.  It is also not designed for students who have completed their pre-requisite coursework. It is intended for those who have not taken the courses required for admission to medical and other health professional schools. It is not designed for students who wish to repeat or supplement prior science coursework. A background in math and some volunteer experience in the medical field is recommended. Students may attend on a full or part-time basis during the summer and academic year. The program may be started in June or August.

Eligibility

The program is not designed for students who have completed their pre-requisite coursework. It is intended for those who have not taken the courses required for admission to medical and other health professional schools. It is not designed for students who wish to repeat or supplement prior science coursework. A background in math and some volunteer experience in the medical field is recommended. Students may attend on a full or part-time basis during the summer and academic year. The program may be started in June or August. There’s no set minimum GPA or test score for acceptance to the program. If your grades are less competitive, you might consider taking the GRE to have a more recent indicator of your academic ability. There are no GPA or standardized test score cut-offs. Applicants are considered holistically on the basis of a number of factors. These include: Potential for success in a rigorous science curriculum. Motivation for a career in the health professions. Strong support from faculty/mentors in letters of recommendation. Strong communication skills as evidenced in personal statement.

More Information

http://www.brandeis.edu/acserv/health/postbac/index.html



Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kutz Hall
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
Phone: 781-736-3410
Fax: 781-736-3469