Post-Bac Record Enhancer Programs

Some of the post-bac programs in which Brandeis alums have participated in recent years include:

M.S. in Medical Sciences Program
Boston University School of Medicine

Medical Science Programs
Drexel University College of Medicine

Special Master's Program in Physiology
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Post-Bacc Health Science Intensive (MS in Biotechnology)
Johns Hopkins University

Master in Biomedical Sciences
Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

M.S. in Oral Health Sciences
Boston University School of Medicine

A complete listing of post-baccalaureate programs can be found on the website of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Continued Preparation after Graduation

In some cases, students are interested in pursuing a health professions career, but did not perform to their full potential while at Brandeis.  This can be attributed to a number of reasons: too much extra-curricular participation to do well in courses, inadequate high school preparation for the rigorous courses, lack of focus on career goals, illness, personal issues, or any of a number of others.  The bottom line is: it's never too late to apply yourself to your goals and become a competitive candidate for medical and health professions schools.

These post-baccalaureate programs are often referred to as "academic record enhancers," and are designed for students who have completed their pre-health pre-requisite courses, but need to enhance their credentials in order to be competitive for admission. These programs can be one or two years long and some involve earning a master's degree. Most involve taking advanced science courses either in the medical school or through a graduate school within a university. The typical students in this type of program has taken all of his/her premed courses as an undergraduate and has an undergraduate grade point average near or above 3.0 overall and in the sciences.

Students who wish to talk about their options should schedule an appointment to talk with a Pre-Health Advisor.