Post-Baccalaureate Pre-medical Studies

Advances in health care and medicine and a growing number of fields of specialization are making doctors, veterinarians, and physician assistants more in demand than ever.

If you are ready to be a part of the exciting and growing field of medicine and health care, then this program may be for you. You can be part of this ever-changing and respected profession and discover how you can positively impact the lives of others.


Our intense program of study is for highly-motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine including

  • Medical School (MD)
  • Osteopathic School (DO)
  • Physician Assistant School (PA)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Veterinary School (DVM)
  • Dental School

AND LOOK where our students have been accepted:

  • Albany Medical College 
  • SUNY Upstate
  • Buffalo State
  • SUNY Stony Brooke
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • William Carey University
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Medical schools, physician assistant schools, and health science schools seek individuals from diverse backgrounds and with diverse undergraduate preparation. Our program of study helps you complete the required courses for most US schools. You are encouraged to explore the requirements of specific programs of interest to you. Your course of study will be individualized to meet your career goals.

The MCAT exams are changing for 2015 and biochemistry and the social sciences are required. Our coursework also covers the science needed for the MCAT examinations. Some MD schools also require 6 credits of English and/or Calculus. Medical schools usually expect prerequisite courses to have been completed within the past 5 years of application.

Veterinary medicine usually requires an internship working with large and small animals. 

Many physician assistant schools and physical therapy programs require Anatomy & Physiology and often statistics. PA schools also expect at least 1000 hours of health care experience.

Check out the admission requirements and policies for our PostBac program.

You can complete this program in one or two years.

International students also qualify for this program.

Program of Study

Note: Course of study depends on individual career goals and previous undergraduate or graduate course work. 

For example, in addition to the certificate courses listed below, some MD/DO schools may also require Calculus and Biochemistry.  Medical schools usually expect prerequisite courses to have been completed no more than five years prior to application. 

In addition to the certificate courses listed below, physician assistant programs may require statistics and recommend genetics and additional chemistry coursework. 

Certificate Core (16 credits):

Complete all of the following
BIO 104 Foundations of Biology I*
BIO 105 Foundations of Biology II*
CHM 111 General Chemistry I
CHM 112 General Chemistry II

*Note: BIO 101 and BIO 102 may be used for BIO 104 and BIO 105. 

Choose one track below.

Pre-Medicine (19 credits):

CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II
CHM 303 Biochemistry
PHY 101 General Physics I
PHY 102 General Physics II
MAT 201 Calculus I
BIO 401 Research
BIO 427 Internship
PSY 350 Research for the Professions

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 

Physician Assistant (19 credits):

BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO 207 Fundamentals of Genetics
BIO 208 Microbiology
BIO 220 Cell Biology
MAT 220 Statistics
PSY Course

Note: lab science courses are offered during the day (M-F, 8:00AM to 5:30pm).

Gainful Employment

The Pre-Medical Studies Certificate Program is subject to Gainful Employment Regulations.

See: Gainful Employment Certificate Disclosure Information.