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Thank you for your
interest in the UConn Post-Baccalaureate Program. Please note
that applications are accepted between January 1 and March 1.
The Post-Baccalaureate advisor will meet with applicants we are
considering for the program within that time frame only.
Prior to applying to the Post-Baccalaureate program, please
be sure that you have carefully considered how you will secure
funding. Scholarships are not available for this program;
however, financial aid may be available, to those who qualify,
and who are matriculated in the Bachelor of General Studies
program. Completion of this program does not guarantee admission
to the UConn School of Medicine.
Programs of Study
Program A: This four-semester
program is designed for exceptional students who have
graduated in a non-science field and have become interested
in pursuing a medical education after having graduated with
a B.A./B.S. The successful applicant will have a GPA of
roughly 3.5 or better and will have demonstrated a
long-standing interest and dedication to the community
(evidenced by documented community service). The applicant
will also have an excellent understanding of the medical
profession (gained through hospital/private practice,
volunteer experiences and physician shadowing experiences).
This program allows students to complete all premedical
requirements within a two-year period, and also allows
students to take a number of advanced science courses. Each
student takes a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester of
science courses. The remaining three hours might be in a
non-science area. The program is very demanding and not
compatible with enrollment in other programs or part or
full-time work. Students who have successfully completed our
program are then prepared to apply to any U.S.-based medical
The typical successful applicant to this two semester program has earned
a B.S., but has not completed all of the premed requirements
and will profit from taking a number of advanced science
courses prior to matriculating in a US based medical school.
The successful applicant should have GPA of approximately
3.25 or better, with only an occasional 2.0 grade, and no
grade lower than a 2.0. The successful applicant also has
demonstrated dedication to the community, evidenced by a
history of documented community service and has a good
knowledge of the medical profession (gained through hospital
volunteer/employment experiences, and physician/clinical
shadowing). The course work is individually tailored to fit
each accepted student's needs.
Many applicants to the Post-Baccalaureate
Program do not fall precisely into either the Program A or the
Program B criteria. Applicants who need elements of both A and B
and are selected to the Post-Baccalaureate program, will have
UConn advisors to tailor a curriculum to meet their specific
- Note: Starting with the class entering in the fall
of 2014, the Post Baccalaureate Program will be a
"Certificate" program. The administration of this
program will be located on the main campus in Storrs.
- Application: Applications will be accepted between
January 1 and March 31, 2014. The application process is
currently under revision. Information will be posted on this
website as soon as it is available.
- Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an
- An undergraduate grade point average of a
3.0 or better.
- Documented experience in a health care
- History of community service.
- Please note that our Post-Baccalaureate programs are
very selective. Successful applicants to both programs must
have demonstrated a long time commitment to the community
(evidenced by a history of community service activities),
and must have a thorough understanding of the medical
profession (obtained from activities such as physician
shadowing experiences, hospital volunteer activities,
working or volunteering in a private practice, etc.).
- Once in the program, students must carry a minimum of 15
credits each semester (12 hours of science) unless otherwise advised and maintain
at least a 3.25 average each term.
- International applicants to the Post-Baccalaureate
program and to our medical school must have:
Proper visa status.
- Documented evidence that, at the time of entry to
medical school, you will have earned a B.A. or B.S. degree,
and have fulfilled all pre-med requirements.
- Only permanent residents are eligible for financial
- Because we are a state-school, we do offer more spaces
to state of Connecticut applicants than to non-Connecticut
There is no MCAT requirement for entry into our
Post-Baccalaureate Program and the program does not offer MCAT
preparation. There is a Kaplan office at the Storrs campus,
where a number of our Post-Baccalaureate students take the
Kaplan course in the spring semester. It is generally required
that you complete your MCAT exam in the fall of the year prior
to the start of medical school (when the applications are sent
out). However, we allow our Post-Baccalaureate students who
apply to the UConn School of Medicine to take the MCAT exam in the spring
(prior to April 1st) of the year of their admission to medical school. (For example,
students currently enrolled in the Post-Baccalaureate program
are allowed to take the MCAT exam in the Spring, for
consideration and acceptance into the Fall semester). However,
if students who take the MCAT in the spring plan to attend a
different medical school, they will have to delay their
application process by one year.
All competitive applicants will be interviewed at the
Farmington Campus (although all classes are offered at the
Storrs Campus). Prior to a personal meeting with our advisor to
the program, it is preferred that initial questions are posed to
our advisor via email:
Richard Zeff, Ph.D.
Director, Post-Baccalaureate Program
Dr. Yvonne Grimm-Jorgensen
UConn School of Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1905