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Please visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website or contact Kate Stutz, Director of Pre-Health Advising, at or (781) 736-3472

Alumna Spotlight

Sasha, Class of 2014

Post-bac student

"I never thought that I would be a 'good' chemistry student, but thanks to the unrelenting support of the faculty at Brandeis, I have exceeded my academic goals. Dr. Claudia Novack's extra sessions exclusively for post-bac students were instrumental to my success, and while chemistry lab was a challenge, Dr. Dolnik was available for me whenever I needed help or clarification.

The labs at Brandeis are beautiful and modern.  I didn't feel like an undergraduate when in the lab; I felt like a scientist."

Change your path.   
Achieve your goals.   
Find yourself in medicine. 

Brandeis University’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is designed for career-changers and recent college graduates who would like to take the necessary pre-requisites for medical school and other health professions programs such as dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, or podiatry.

Our unique program, located nine miles from downtown Boston and world-famous medical facilities, uses Brandeis’ world-renowned science programs and state-of-the-art facilities as the foundation for two exciting post-bac tracks:

  • Career Changer Track: A two-year course of study for students with no science background, this track starts in the fall semester and allows students to complete all necessary prerequisites for medical school/other health professions programs. 
  • Finisher Track: A special 15-month program that offers non-science majors a pathway to complete medical/health professions school prerequisites, starting with Organic Chemistry in the summer, then integrating into the second year of the postbac program. Students in this track have already successfully completed a full year of both General Chemistry and Biology with lab and have a strong GPA in these courses.  To find out if you are eligible to apply to this track, please contact the Program.

Some distinctive features of our cohort-model program include course sections specifically for post-bac students, special programming for our cohort each semester, our Pre-Medical Advisory Board, a plethora of optional volunteer and research opportunities, advising support, professional training, and affordability. We are proud of our post-bac alumni, who have a 100% placement rate into medical/health professions schools.

Students in the career-changer track are eligible for consideration for our linkage with The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

We invite you to explore our site and find out how the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program can help you to achieve your goals in the health professions.