Post-Baccalaureate Pre-medical Studies

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

[Pre-Med]

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
  • UNECOM
  • NYCOM
  • LECOM
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • William Carey University
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Your course of study will be individualized to meet your career goals. For example, most MD/DO and Vet schools usually require 8 credits each of General Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physics. Biochemistry is also required. Many require 6 credits of English. Some schools also require Calculus while others recommend genetics and psychology. Medical schools usually expect prerequisite courses to have been completed within the past 5 years of application.

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.

Medical 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 medical programs of interest to you. Our coursework also covers the science needed for the MCAT examinations which require knowledge of biology, organic chemistry and the physical sciences.

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
Complete all of the following:
BIO 104 - Foundations of Biology I : 4 credits*
BIO 105 - Foundations of Biology II : 4 credits*
CHM 111 - General Chemistry I : 4 credits
CHM 112 - General Chemistry II : 4 credits

Tracks
Choose one track below.

Pre-Medicine
CHM 201 - Organic Chemistry I : 4 credits
CHM 202 - Organic Chemistry II : 4 credits
PHY 101 - General Physics I : 4 credits
PHY 102 - General Physics II : 4 credits

Physician Assistant
BIO 201 - Anatomy and Physiology I : 4 credits
BIO 202 - Anatomy and Physiology II : 4 credits
BIO 208 - Microbiology : 4 credits
CHM 201 - Organic Chemistry I : 4 credits

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