Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical (PBPM) program at Washington University enables qualified college graduates to take core and elective science and math courses that satisfy medical school admission requirements. Students also may take approved elective courses in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities that provide a broad context and skill set for the practice of medicine today. The program is flexible to accommodate individuals changing careers, including those without a science background. For students who enter the program with most premedical course requirements complete, the program offers numerous upper-level biology courses to enhance a previous academic record and demonstrate science mastery. Courses are typically taken during the evening and are available during the fall, spring and summer terms. Day courses are also available to students, although tuition rates are higher.

Students earning at least 30 units of credit — 24 units of which must be completed at Washington University, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher — will receive a certification of completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program. 

Students are also supported and guided in preparing their professional school application by a dedicated advisor. Qualified students receive a cover letter of support from the program to accompany their letters of recommendation to professional school. 

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