Post-Bac Record Enhancer Programs
Some of the post-bac programs in which Brandeis alums have participated in recent years include:
Master of Arts in Medical Sciences Program
Boston University School of Medicine
Medical Science Programs
Drexel University College of Medicine
Special Master's Program in Physiology and Biophysics
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Master of Science in Physiology
University of Cincinnati
Special Science Program
University of Pennsylvania
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 health professions school candidate.
These 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. 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 slightly above 3.0 overall and in the sciences.
The Health Professions advisor has a list of suggested programs, and contact information for students who have completed these programs - schedule an appointment to talk about postbac options!