Established in 1972, the Bryn Mawr Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is one of the oldest, most respected, and most successful in the nation. It is designed for women and men like you who are highly motivated to pursue a career in medicine but have not taken the required premedical courses as undergraduates.
Our program is both rigorous and rewarding. Over a 12-month period of intensive, full-time study in the classroom, our students are thoroughly prepared for the challenges of medical school. After completing our program, virtually all students who apply—over 98 percent—are accepted to medical school.
n order to evaluate your eligibility for the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, we get to know you in two ways: through your written application and during an in-person interview, if you are invited after an initial screening. Combined, this information helps our admissions committee to determine whether your previous academic work, current goals and motivation level are consistent with the requirements of our program. Our admissions committee members include representatives from the science faculty, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Office. Since admission to the program is highly selective, we look for applicants who show a strong academic record at both the high school and college level. In general, accepted students have a B (3.0) average or better at the college level and standardized test scores consistent with that level of performance. Your motivation for becoming a physician will also be considered, along with your career history, volunteer activities and any experiences you have had in health care. Letters of recommendation give us further insights into your capabilities.