How do I change careers and become a doctor? As part of a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at a top-20 university, this is a question our advisors are asked almost daily. Often the question is asked by successful professionals in other fields who want to pursue a career that is more meaningful, or who always dreamed of going to medical school. Over the years we have advised teachers, nurses, engineers, Peace Corps volunteers, military veterans, financial advisors, musicians, and others from a wide variety of fields about how to prepare for a career in medicine and successfully apply to medical school. Here in a nutshell are questions to ask yourself, key information to know, resources to utilize, and action items to help you on your way.
About our Program
The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program (PBPM) provides students who already have a bachelor’s degree additional preparation for application to professional degree programs in healthcare such as medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs.
As you pursue this path, outstanding resources, academic support, and clinical opportunities will be invaluable in your journey. That is why Washington University in St. Louis is an outstanding choice for post-baccalaureate premedical study. Not only will you enjoy the academic resources of one of the nation’s top universities you will also benefit from the personalized support found in a program dedicated to your success.
What Makes Us Unique
The PBPM program offers you a curriculum that not only helps you fulfill program admission requirements but is also tailored to your needs. You will have access to a robust offering of premedical courses; clinical and nonclinical volunteer opportunities; research opportunities in the top-ranked Washington University School of Medicine; MCAT preparation; one-on-one advising; and a supportive, active community that will share in your goals.
Fall Term: June 21
Spring Term: November 1
Summer Term: April 1
PBPM Student Outcomes
Students completing our post-baccalaureate premedical program have received admission offers from a number of medical schools and other health professions programs.View the Complete List of Acceptances
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.Linkage Program FAQs