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Post-Bac Pre-Health Professional Program

Alan Yaacoub in Robertson Hall

Yaacoub Presents Research at National Meeting

Alan Yaacoub, a senior biology major and chemistry minor, is an American Chemical Society national member and in the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society. This physics teacher’s assistant is conducting research on nanoparticles under the direction of Dr. Birgit Mellis, and he will be presenting at the National American Chemical Society Meeting in April.

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Professions Program directs students through the preparation and application process so they become competitive applicants to graduate health professions schools. The program is designed for students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree and wish to apply to allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine schools. The program is best suited for students who have completed little or no science coursework at the time of entry into this post-baccalaureate program. This program is not designed for students seeking to enhance their undergraduate science GPA.

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Admission Requirements

  • Non-science degree from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • Minimum undergraduate overall 3.0 GPA. Applicants with a lower GPA will be considered on an individual basis.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Texas resident or will become a Texas resident before matriculation in medical or dental school (highly recommended if the applicant is planning to attend a health professions school in Texas)

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Pre-Health Professions Advisors

The pre-health professions advisors assist students and serve as their academic advisor. The pre-health professions advisor informs the student of prerequisite courses, admissions test dates and application deadlines. As students prepare their application the pre-health professions advisor will provide workshops, application feedback and letters of evaluation for application to medical school.

Program Timeline

  • A full-time student beginning in the fall can complete the program in two years.
  • Students who have completed a year of general chemistry can often complete the program in one year.
  • The program is flexible and can be tailored to fit a student’s individual academic background.
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