Interprofessional Health Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program

Post Baccalaureate Program

The UCSF School of Medicine offers a comprehensive, structured post baccalaureate graduate certificate program designed for individuals who have been unsuccessful in gaining admission to medical school or who have completed the required undergraduate course work, but feel they need more preparation before initiating the medical school application process. The program is designed for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds or underserved communities.

The UCSF program is designed to help individuals increase their chances of gaining admission to medical school by offering intensive MCAT review, assistance with medical school application preparation, science courses at UC Berkeley Extension, seminars on health care issues in underserved communities, and academic skills workshops. The program will start June 19, 2018 and is 11 months in duration. It is limited to 15 individuals in 2018-2019.


This program is funded, in part, by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Program and The California Wellness Foundation.


The 2018-19 California Postbaccalaureate Consortium Application application is now open.

The 2018-2019 Application deadlines:

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - All First-time Applicants - DEADLINE EXTENDED: Date - Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Reapplicant (have applied to medical school unsuccessfully)
  • Friday, June 1, 2018 - Notifications to all applicants

In addition to submitting a complete online California Post Baccalaureate Consortium application, you must submit all supporting materials, which include letters of recommendation, college transcripts, and if you are a reapplicant, a copy of your processed AMCAS application to the centralized service. This centralized service will distribute copies of your materials to UCSF.

Send all supporting materials to:

UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium
UC Davis School of Medicine
4610 X Street, Suite 3104
Sacramento, CA 95817

If you are applying to other UC programs, please be advised that their program requirements may differ from ours at UCSF, so please visit their websites. 


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