Any post-bac program for science people?

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  1. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

    Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003] Platinum Member

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    I was looking into a few post-bac programs. Most of the program I looked at are for people who are coming back to college to take pre-med reqs. At this point I have already taken a lot of Bio and Chem courses, including all pre-med courses. The list of the classes I have taken would satisfy any of the med school admission requirements in the US. What do other pre-med do?
     
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    poloace Senior Member

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    there are programs for people who have taken the science courses already. sometimes they are informal and are not formally called postbac programs. if i remember correctly, you live outside of the U.S., right? did you plan on doing a postbac in the U.S., or did you want to stay where you are right now?

    peter
     
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    Hey make sure you find a program that will provide you with really good guidance. I was in the same position as you and when I found a post- bacc that was for former science majors I was thrilled. However, the program wasn't really organized and ended up working against me. So don't get caught in the same situiation as I did.

    Did you ever consider getting a masters degree??

    Good luck though in whatever you choose to do!!!
     
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    I hear that the Harvard extention program can be suited to whatever you need to take, even if you have done your pre-med requirements. I don't think you get a degree in this program.
    I know the Goergetown Special Master's program is similar, and from what I remember, you take classes with georgetown med students. This is for a Masters in Physiology
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health has an MHS (Masters in Health Science) in biochemistry where most if not all the students are doing post-bac work towards med school admission.
    I needed to improve my academic credentials in science areas, and I am getting my MPH in Microbial Disease Epidemiology at Yale.
     

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