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 began on June 15, 2021, and is 11 months in duration. It was limited to 16 individuals in 2021-2022.
The UCSF School of Medicine Post Baccalaureate Program is now in its 24th year. Ninety-three percent of the students in our program who apply to medical school have matriculated into a U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school. Several others have earned degrees in public health or other allied health professions. In 2011, our program received graduate certificate status and is now part of the UCSF Interprofessional Health Post Baccalaureate Program which includes programs from the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy. This year our program will host 11 students who hail from different regions of California.
Welcome, Class of 2023!