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 background before initiating the medical school application process. We are interested in 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 on June 20, 2017 and is 11 months in duration. It will be limited to 15 individuals in 2017-2018.


PLEASE BE AWARE that the MCAT changed in January 2015! Because of the new content areas, we strongly encourage all students considering our program to complete the following undergraduate courses before applying: Mathematics (through Calculus), Statistics, 1 semester of Psychology, 1 semester of Sociology, English Composition.

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


The 2017-18 California Postbaccalaureate Consortium Application application will open Monday January 2, 2017.

The 2017-18 Application deadlines:

  • Wednesday, March 15 2017 - All First-time Applicants
  • Monday, May 01 2017 - Reapplicant (have applied to medical school unsuccessfully) - Priority Deadline*
  • Monday, May 08 2017 - Reappliant Final Deadline
  • June 1, 2017 - Notifications to all applicants

UCSF has begun interviewing applicants to our post baccalaureate Program.  Interviews will be conducted until  May 15. All applicants will be notified of their status by June 1st, 2017. Thank you for your patience.

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. 

*To be considered for the priority deadline all supporting materials must be received by Monday, May 1, 2017.


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