Sep 29, 2023  
Undergraduate Record 2011-2012 
Undergraduate Record 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

UVA Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: School of Continuing and Professional Studies

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 coursework which will enable them to apply to medical school. This full-time, twelve month program’s focus is the education and immersion of students in the pre-medical science curriculum and the medical field through volunteering and shadowing opportunities. The Program includes an MCAT prep course, and faculty and staff provide individual guidance throughout the medical school application process. The Post-Bac Pre-Med Program is not designed to help students strengthen an otherwise weak academic record or to repeat premedical science course requirements. Comprehensive Community Scholar Program information can be found at

Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program - Curriculum

The program curriculum engages students in the pre-requisite 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 session, followed by courses in the fall and spring semesters Opportunities for engaging in volunteer experiences are also built into the program.

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 two semesters each of biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics courses, along with associated labs. Post-Bac Pre-Med students will also take the course on the U.S. Health Care System, taught by the medical director of the program.

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 apply.  Program admission is highly selective and competitive. Exceptional academic grades and letters of recommendation, along with strong commitment to and motivation for medicine are characteristic of program students. In addition, the admissions committee will give preference to applicants with work experience and/or relevant volunteer experience in a clinical setting.

Admission Requirements

•    A completed Post-Bac Pre-Med U.Va. Application for Admission
•    Two letters of recommendation 
            o One faculty reference highlighting the applicant’s academic abilities
•    One work-related or volunteer reference High school transcripts
•    Transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
•    An undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher
•    A personal statement of interest in a career in medicine
•    Standardized ACT or SAT scores previously submitted to your undergraduate institution.

Applications for admission will be accepted annually beginning, August 15. The application deadline is February 15. Review of completed application files begins each September 1 and acceptances are issued on a rolling basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. The student cohort size is approximately 30 students.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: School of Continuing and Professional Studies