Having taken science classes at other universities, I was aware of the competitive and cut-throat environment that the pre-med track often fosters. However, I was happy to find that this was not the case at Washington University. My fellow students and I were close not only in the classroom but outside as well and we quickly formed a tight-knit community.
As you pursue a career in medicine, outstanding resources, academic support, and clinical opportunities will be invaluable in your journey. That is why Washington University in St. Louis is an outstanding choice for post-baccalaureate premedical study. Not only will you enjoy the academic resources of one of the nation’s top universities—and in particular one of the nation’s very best medical schools—you will also benefit from the personalized support found in a program dedicated to your success.
The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program (PBPM), offers you a curriculum that not only helps you fulfill program admission requirements but is also tailored to your needs. You will have access to a robust offering of premedical courses; clinical and nonclinical volunteer opportunities; research opportunities in the top-ranked Washington University School of Medicine and in the College of Arts & Sciences; MCAT preparation; one-on-one advising; and a supportive, active community that will share in your goals.
A Flexible Curriculum to Fit Your Needs
Students are not required to retake core courses that they have already successfully completed, but may choose to retake core courses in subject area(s) where they desire a firmer foundation.
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. Additional electives are also available. Learn more about our Traditional Curriculum.
The Enhancement Curriculum, designed for students who have taken the prerequisites, offers upper level biology courses to enhance a previous academic record and demonstrate science mastery. Learn more about our Enhancement Curriculum.
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.
For information about program cost, length, completion rate, and employment and median debt statistics for students who completed our program, visit the Title IV disclosure page.
A linkage is a special relationship between a post-baccalaureate premedical program and a medical school. Linkage arrangements can benefit students during the application process in a variety of ways. Depending on the terms, qualified students may be guaranteed an interview, or may be admitted through a streamlined process which saves the glide year.
If you are interested in a linkage agreement or want to learn more, visit our list of Linkage Programs.
- Attend an information session and learn more about the Post-Baccalaureate Premed program.
- Learn more about our curriculum and application requirements.
- University College offers competitive tuition costs for quality preparation at a highly ranked university. Learn more about Financial Aid & Scholarships.
|Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Studies program: Elizabeth Fogt|
Pre-Health Coordinator and Academic Advisor: Shawn Cummings
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