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Undergraduate Record 2017-2018

UVA 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 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 MCAT preparation materials and support and 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. For more information visit the program online at www.scps.virginia.edu.

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. A biochemistry course is offered in the spring semester. Additionally, Post-Bac Pre-Med students take a 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. Acceptance into the program is on a rolling basis so it is recommended to apply early.

Admission Requirements


In order to be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • A completed online application
  • Two letters of recommendation (Preferably one faculty reference highlighting the applicant’s academic abilities and another work-related or volunteer reference.)
  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities, demonstrating excellent academic performance.
  • A current resume reflecting education as well as work and volunteer experiences
  • Application for Virginia In-State Education Privileges, if seeking in-state tuition eligibility
  • Standardized ACT or SAT scores previously submitted to your undergraduate institution; GRE scores may be substituted–UVa Testing Codes: ACT: 4412 / EST (SAT I and SAT II): 5820 / GRE R5820

Applications for admission will be accepted annually beginning August 1. The application deadline is February 15. Review of completed applications begins each September 1 and acceptances are issued on a rolling basis. Early application is strongly encouraged. The student cohort size is approximately 35 students.

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