Pre-Med-Studies_5The University of St. Thomas’ Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies program prepares students in becoming the most competitive candidates for medical school.

This two-year program is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree, in any field, who now want to seek a medical degree. Within the Post-Bacc Pre-Med Certificate program, students will not only take the required prerequisites for medical school, they will also develop the additional pre-professional behaviors and skills required for them to successfully enter into medical school.

Program Highlights


The UST Post-Bacc Pre-Med Certificate provides students with:

  • Required pre-med prerequisites
  • MCAT prep
  • Medical shadowing experiences from UST alumni-physicians
  • Professional skills for entry into medical school

Students will learn the skills of the application process to medical school including CV, personal statement, secondary application, interview, MMI interview, medical ethics, and more.  Additionally, the program will provide development of pre-professional competencies, including teamwork, reliability, oral communication, social skills, service orientation/volunteering, adaptability, and moral/ethical development.  

Students will also be assigned a Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) advisor and receive an HPAC composite committee letter when applying to medical school.  Currently, more than 70% of Post-Bacc Pre-Med students that apply through HPAC have been accepted into medical school.