|Post-Bac Pre-Health Professions Program|
Admissions information: 713-525-3500 or email@example.com
Financial Aid information: 713-525-2170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. E. Larry Nordyke 713-525-3169 or email@example.com
Dr. Michelle A. Steiger 713-831-7231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 will be taking most of the University’s course offerings because they have completed little or no science coursework at the time of entry. The program is not designed for students seeking to enhance their undergraduate science GPA. The program is supervised by the director of the Pre-Health Professions Program and directed by the Health Professions Advisory Committee.
- A nonscience degree from a regionally-accredited college or university
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be a Texas resident or become a Texas resident before matriculation in medical or dental school (highly recommended)
- Minimum undergraduate overall 3.00 GPA. Applicants with a lower GPA will be considered by HPAC on an individual basis.
How to apply:
- With full-time study beginning in the fall, the program can be completed in two years.
- Part-time study due to work and/or family constraints will lengthen the time to completion.
- Students are closely advised by HPAC to help them design an individual plan to meet their educational and career goals in the shortest length of time.
A Typical Program Timetable:
Students who need to complete all of the basic prerequisites usually take two years to complete the program. Students who have completed a year of general chemistry are often able to finish in one year. The program is flexible and can be tailored to fit a student’s specific academic background.
Fall Semester One
- General Chemistry and Lab I
- General Biology and Lab I
- General Physics and Lab I
Spring Semester One
- General Chemistry and Lab II
- General Biology and Lab II
- General Physics and Lab II
Fall Semester Two
- Organic Chemistry and Lab I
Spring Semester Two
- Upper Division Biology
- MCAT Preparation
May through September
- Application submitted to medical school for entrance in August of the following year.