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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by SixtyNinePesos, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. SixtyNinePesos

    SixtyNinePesos Junior Member
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    I have been searching and wondering if you guys and gals have any input. I am thinking of starting a post bac next year to raise my gpa.
     
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  3. UCLA2000

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    It would definately help to know what state you're in!
     
  4. SixtyNinePesos

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    i think usc has one that isn't advertised too much...
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    I looked into this myself awhile back. I have more info for Northern California since that is where I was living at the time. Mills College in Oakland has a program that I have heard great things about from someone I know who completed it and is now at UCSF. The only downfall is the cost. A cheaper option which I checked out is Cal State-Hayward. They have an organized post-bac pre-med program and the advisors seemed very good and helpful. It seemed to be a mix of people wanting to raise GPA's and people doing the requirements for the first time. You could also consider, if you just want a couple of classes, Berkeley Extension (though they may not have much upper division stuff) or trying to take a few classes as a nonclassified student at any Cal State campus. Some of the UC's, UCSC, Riverside, and I believe Irvine, will let you do this if you already have a degree as long as they have space, but it is usually a limited number of credits. There are also formal post-bac programs at UCSF and UC-Davis that you can look into. They both have requirements about your background and current GPA I believe.

    As for Southern California I did not look very much but I do know that USC has a program and that Scripps also has one which I have heard good things about. Oh, and both the Scripps and Mills post-bac programs are co-ed even though they are women's colleges. San Diego State did not have a formal program but they will also let you do post-bac work or a second degree if they are not full, which in the year I was looking, 2001, they were. Hope that helps.:)
     
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    Hey, I go to Cal State Fullerton and we've got plenty of post-bac's here. I'm surprised that there are so many people that don't know about how well our program works, and has worked for the last 20 or so years. The main pre-health professions (pre-med, pre-dental, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, etc.) advisor is Dr. Drath, and he's really good! But I'm speaking from my own experience (as a freshman college student). Some good advice on preparing for the MCAT.

    Just another option for ya if you wanna do post-bac in Southern Cali.
     

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