This section is for those that are either deciding to change their career to medicine or for those who are looking to improve their academic resume, Post-Baccalaureate and Master’s programs are a great way to do so. Here we want to offer you a list of the existing resources and helpful links.
These programs have a variety of benefits, which are well explained in this document. The first and probably most significant benefit is the access to networking. Many of these programs are affiliated with a medical school. They will offer exposure to medical professionals, allowing you to learn more about potential career paths, and allowing you to interact with people who may be of great assistance in your future. Some of the programs may even offer an opportunity to matriculate into the affiliated medical program. They also provide advisors who specialize in preparing medical school applicants for success. Another benefit is for those who did not meet the prerequisite requirements of medical school and may feel unprepared; these programs typically condense the necessary classes into a streamlined schedule that takes less time to complete. Additionally, many of the programs provide MCAT prep classes to help you better prepare for the exam upon completion. They can also offer volunteer, shadowing, and other clinical opportunities that will bolster your application.
Princeton University’s Database of programs where their alumni found success
Scripps College PostBacc Program
The University of Maryland Science in the Evening
Columbia University, Master of Science in Bioethics