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Graduate Record 2008-2009 
Graduate Record 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program

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The UVa Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program is designed for individuals with exceptional academic records who have not fulfilled their pre-medical prerequisites as an undergraduate and seek the science background to apply to medical school and a future career in medicine. This full-time, twelve month program’s focus is the education and immersion of students in the pre-medical practices and related opportunities. Topical medical seminars, as well as volunteer and paid medical-related experiences will acquaint students with the medical filed in preparation for the MCAT entrance examination and medical school admission.

Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program - Curriculum

The program curriculum engages students in the prerequisite science education necessary to apply to medical school as well as to prepare students to sit for the MCAT examination. The program is completed in one year of study, beginning with the summer sessions, followed by courses in the fall and spring semesters. In addition, topical seminars for students to further explore significant medical topics are scheduled throughout the year as well as MCAT preparatory opportunities are offered during the spring semester. Opportunities for mentoring, interning, and engaging in volunteer experiences are also built into the program. Pre-med student study groups are available to reinforce classroom and laboratory education.

The core Post-Bac Pre-Med curriculum includes an established series of science courses and labs that are required for application to medical school. This includes a sequence of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics courses, along with associated labs.


Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program - Admissions

College graduates from an accredited college or university who seek the requisite science courses for medical school admission may app ply. Program admission is highly selective and competitive. Exceptional academic grades and letters of recommendation, along with strong conviction and interest in medicine are characteristic of program students. In addition, work experience and/or relevant volunteer experience will be considered a plus.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed Post-Bac Pre-Med UVa Application of Admissions
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • One faculty reference highlighting the applicants academic abilities
    • One work-related or volunteer reference highlighting organization, social and leadership
    • One personal reference reinforcing personal skills and interests in medicine
  • High school transcripts
  • Transcripts from all previously attended college or universities
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • A personal statement of interest
  • Standardized ACT or SAT scores previously submitted to your undergraduate institution.


Applications for admission will be accepted annually beginning September 1. The application deadline is March 15; however, review of completed application files begins each October 1 on a rolling basis. The student cohort size is approximately 30 students.

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