WashU Arts & Sciences Post-Bacc Premedical Program 

If you're considering a path to a health profession, we invite you to explore the comprehensive preparation provided by the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program (PBPM) at Washington University in St. Louis. For motivated individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree, our program provides the essential skills and knowledge for various healthcare professional degree programs. These programs include medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs.  

Whether you are just out of college or are considering a shift from an established career, we are here to offer unwavering support and comprehensive resources for your success. By joining our program, you'll experience exceptional academic offerings at one of the nation's top universities. Moreover, you'll have access to individualized guidance and encouragement that is integral to your personal growth and professional school success. 

Tailored for Your Success 

At WashU, we take great pride in offering a personalized curriculum that caters to your unique needs while meeting program admission requirements. Our flexible program encompasses core courses and a wide range of upper level enhancement courses designed for post-baccalaureate premedical students and essential for professional school success. 

Our experienced PBPM advisors will guide you as needed at each step of the way. We provide personalized advising for MCAT preparation, support networking, mentorship, and professional development to help you find your perfect fit. With access to WashU's extensive resources, you can confidently navigate the program to be well-prepared for professional school application. 

Our classes are designed for post-baccalaureate premedical students, ensuring your unique needs are met. Through small group settings, you can foster strong relationships with like-minded peers and learn from esteemed faculty to gain hands-on experience and position yourself as a competitive medical school candidate. Here, you'll not only experience the rigorous academics needed for success in professional school but also gain invaluable experiences that will shape your future in healthcare.  

Linkage Programs 

Linkage programs at WashU offer a unique opportunity for students pursuing a medical career. These programs represent a special relationship between our post-baccalaureate premedical program and select medical schools, providing a streamlined pathway to medical school admission. By participating in a linkage program, students can reduce their timeline to reaching medical schools by one year, gaining early access to the application process. While linkage programs eliminate the traditional application year, they can limit other opportunities and should be carefully considered; our dedicated advisers are available to guide students through the decision-making process. Advisors are committed to helping post-bacc students find the right fit to achieve their medical career goals. 

Join the Program 

Students have the flexibility to apply for entry in any term. We carefully review applications on a rolling basis, ensuring a thorough evaluation process. You can expect to receive admissions decisions within four to six weeks after your application is received. Applying early is recommended. 

Important Dates for Term and Application Deadlines 

  • Fall Term: June 21st 

  • Spring Term: November 1st 

  • Summer Term: April 1st 

Want to Know More? 

Are you eager to start your journey toward a healthcare career but still have questions? Our advisors are happy to provide additional information and clarify any concerns you might have. Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one session with an advisor who can explain the application process and program details and share how the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program can help you achieve your medical aspirations.  

US News Features "Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs: Everything You Need to Know"

Considering a career in medicine but worried about your GPA or missing prerequisites? Discover how postbaccalaureate premedical programs can bridge the gap and boost your chances of getting into medical school in this insightful U.S. News article, featuring insights from WashU's own Shawn Cummings, assistant dean of advising in arts and sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

PBPM Advisor, Shawn Cummings discussing program with PBPM student

Choosing the Right PBPM Program for You: Six Factors to Consider

"The Post-Bacc Premedical program at WashU is known as being a highly reputable program. My professors were always available to help answer questions, to provide additional study materials, and they really inspired me to challenge myself at the highest level."

―Zach LinnemanPost-Baccalaureate Premedical Studies

Linkage Programs

A linkage is a special relationship between a post-baccalaureate premedical program and a medical school. Linkages can benefit qualified students during the application process in a variety of ways: students may be guaranteed an interview or may be admitted through a streamlined process which saves the glide year between the end of the post-baccalaureate program and enrollment in medical school. 

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