UCSF School of Medicine Post Baccalaureate Program
Are you ready for the next step in your journey to a career in medicine? The UCSF School of Medicine Post Baccalaureate Program is designed for students from underserved or disadvantaged backgrounds who need assistance in the medical school application process.
Perhaps you want to strengthen your academic record, or feel you need more preparation before applying or reapplying to medical school? The UCSF School of Medicine’s Post Baccalaureate Program is a graduate certificate program that assists capable and dedicated students from disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds to improve their chances of gaining admission to medical school.
The 11-month program starts annually each June and offers up to 15 students:
- Intensive MCAT review
- Science courses at UC Berkeley Extension
- Medical school application assistance
- Graduate seminars on health care issues in underserved communities
- Academic skills workshops
- Faculty and medical student mentoring opportunities
- Learn healthcare processes improvement in an interprofessional quality improvement project supervised by UCSF faculty
Since 1999, alumni of the UCSF School of Medicine Post Baccalaureate Program have successfully gained admission to medical schools throughout the United States. Ninety-three percent of the students who complete our program and 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.
of the students who complete our program and apply to medical school have matriculated into a U.S. allopathic or osteopathic medical school.
Welcome, Class of 2024!
This year our program will host 13 students who hail from different regions of California.
White Coats from Coast to Coast!
Congratulations to our most recent alumni on their matriculation to medical school! UCSF Post Baccalaureate alumni pictured successfully matriculated at UCSF, UC Davis, UCLA Drew, Medical College of Wisconsin, New York Medical College, and Northwestern.