Recommendations for Postbac Programs?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by skelly99, Mar 14, 2001.

  1. skelly99

    skelly99 Member

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    Hey everyone.

    I am looking for specific program recommendations from people who have done a postbac year or premed-type masters program before applying/reapplying to med school.

    This is not a post to see whether doing a postbac is valuable or helpful. I just want to see what's out there, find out about reputable programs, etc.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. DOCTORSAIB

    DOCTORSAIB Ophtho or bust!

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    skelley....i see that you're in the D.C. area...so i'll tell you about some of the somewhat local post-bacc programs that i know of. Georgetown Univ has a masters in physiology program that is somewhat competitive to get into. Last time i checked the minimum requirements were overall undergrad GPA of 3.2 and MCAT of at least 27. The program is a one year program where you take some of your classes alongside med students. From what i hear, the top 5% of students in this program usually end up getting into G'towns med school.

    VCU/MCV in Richmond, VA. also offers a similar program except that its not as competitive. Its a one year graduate program in either biochem, anatomy, physiology, genetics, and immunology/toxicology. There are two routes you can choose...a masters degree route where you would not only have to take the required classes but also conduct research, write a thesis, and defend it...OR you can just do the classes, maintain at least a 3.0 and have taken a minimum of 27 credits by the end of the program (doesnt sound too difficult). MCV's program is not advertised and is therefore no where near as competitive as G'towns.

    Personally, i prefer MCV's program for several reasons. Its not as competitive, its much much cheaper (around 7K for VA residents) and MCV is my top choice for med school....if i find out anything else about MCV's program, i'll let you know..meanwhile, good luck in your search... [​IMG]

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  4. SocialistMD

    SocialistMD Resident Objectivist

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    I know of someone who is looking into a MA in Medical Sciences program at Boston University. According to him (I suppose his information comes from someone at the school, but sometimes I wonder), if you take the summer classes, you can have the entire masters finished within one year.
     

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