About the Program
The two-track curriculum of Brandeis University's Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is designed for college graduates and career-changers who do not have the necessary pre-requisites for health professions programs, or who have successfully completed a year of both General Chemistry and Biology with lab but no other pre-requisites.*
Our program allows students to take not only necessary science courses but also to benefit from Brandeis' rich programmatic offerings in health and related fields. This wider approach addresses the current, more holistic preparation for allopathic and osteopathic medical school and other health professions such as dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, or podiatry.
Our small, intensive two-track program provides cohort members with individualized academic and career advising in a supportive environment. Some highlights of our tracks include:
- The prerequisite science courses with labs (biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physics), including course sections specifically for post-baccalaureate students
- Optional courses in our Health: Science, Society and Policy (HSSP) program, including American Health Care and Racial/Ethnic and Gender Inequalities in Health and Health Care
- Clinical seminar led by a physician and featuring guest speakers from a variety of healthcare practices, as well as other semester programming to discuss relevant information/topics pertaining to application, MCAT prep, personal development, and more
- Affordable tuition
- Personalized advising and highly structured support for the application process, resulting in a committee letter from our Pre-Medical Advisory Board
- Linkage agreement with The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for students in the career-changer track
- State-of-the-art life sciences facilities
- Close proximity to Boston
- Nearly 100% acceptance rate*
Courses and Completion Requirements
The most updated course listing, course descriptions, and degree requirements can be found in the University Bulletin.
Please note, students are strongly advised to complete calculus before beginning the program and to review pre-calculus coursework.
To be in good academic standing and continue in the program, students must complete all courses with a B- or above.
Brandeis has a linkage program with The George Washington University School of Medicine. Students must have a 3.6 undergraduate GPA and a 3.5 post-bac GPA to be considered for this program.
Post-bac premedical students in the Career-Changer Track may apply, if eligible, in the fall of their second year.
Conditional acceptances are finalized after the MCAT score has been submitted to GW. If final acceptance is granted, the student would start in the following fall. Applying through the linkage program reduces the stress and expense of applying through the traditional application process.
We encourage you to explore one of the program’s greatest assets through our faculty pages. Learn more about the people who will help guide you along your path in our Faculty Guide.
At Brandeis, you will become part of a community that is strengthened by life both within and outside of the classroom and laboratory walls. Please visit the Resources for Students page to see the array of university resources, events and programming for post-bac students, including our Graduate Student Services Center, off-campus housing, health insurance, disability resources, Counseling Center, career services, and the Graduate Student Association.