2+ Year Member
Aug 25, 2015
Has anyone received or heard any information and/or personal stories from the UCBX. I have Ochem 1 and bio 1 to take next semester and wanted to know what I was getting myself into.

If you have any recommendations on professors, or about the legitimacy, anything would be appreciated. thanks. Anyone know the difference between getting into the post bacc program vs informal post bacc?


5+ Year Member
Jan 4, 2013
San Francisco
Medical Student (Accepted)
Only major difference is getting a committee letter and a bit of advising. You can sign up for and take as many classes as you'd like, and complete all your premed requirements without ever applying to any formal program.

Professors are hit or miss, definitely ask around to find the best ones! Your fellow postbaccers will know best.

Classes cover a ton of material each week, so UCBX requires a ton of independent study. Don't expect to learn much in class. Expect to have to learn on your own, then bring your clarifying questions to class to better understand the material. 4 hours once a week to cover a week's worth of college-level material isn't sustainable, so be sure to read the slides/book beforehand.
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