We offer all medical school prerequisite lab science courses in day, evening, and summer formats. We also offer biochemistry and a full range of mathematics and behavioral science courses to aid students in preparing for the MCAT.
The core courses in the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program meet the general requirements for American allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, as well as professional programs such as dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, and pharmacy. Students are urged to check individual schools and programs for specific entry requirements.
All courses taken as part of the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program must be taken for letter grades, except for courses offered only on a pass/fail basis. Students who wish to take course work other than the core requirements must have advisor approval.
Our program also provides a wide variety of advanced-level electives in biology, and some complimentary chemistry and physics courses as well, for students who have completed the core prerequisites but wish to improve their academic record to become a more competitive professional school applicant.
Students who have taken only the basic core courses are advised to choose genetics, biochemistry, anatomy & physiology, and cellular biology as part of their program.
Students who have completed an entire science major will have plenty of other relevant courses to choose from that will expose them to new knowledge in areas such as virology, immunology, the biology of aging, medicinal chemistry, cancer biology, cell signaling, regenerative medicine, and medical histology.
Students who have completed the medical school prerequisites may pursue additional course work to build on that science foundation, enhance their MCAT preparation, and improve their overall competitiveness for medical school. It is possible to retake some core courses if necessary.
Advisors work with each student individually to determine whether a core course should be repeated based on the student’s goals, mastery of the material, and length of time since the course was taken initially. Each student’s program is individually tailored and may include both core courses and electives.
Popular electives for students pursuing an enhancement track include:
- Cell Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Anatomy & Physiology (available with or without lab)
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Biology of Aging
- Neural Basis of Behavior
- Topics in Cancer Research
- Endocrine Physiology
- Medical Imaging of the Human Body
Relevant non science course work is also available, such as:
- Biomedical Ethics
- Trends in Health Care Policy
- Strategic Planning and Management in Health Care
- Health and Society
- The Business of Clinical Research
- Health Care Finance
- Medical Anthropology
- Introduction to Public Health
- Spanish for Health Care Professionals
You may need both core and advanced courses, or slightly different prerequisite courses. University College advisors can help you develop an individual plan customized to your needs. It is possible to repeat prerequisite courses if needed, to take a combination of entry-level and advanced courses, and to direct course choices toward professional training in health careers such as physical therapy, dentistry, podiatry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.