Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Overview
The Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program is intended for those students who have completed a baccalaureate program, usually in a non-science area, and who now desire to come back to school to fulfill their science requirements for medical school. This program is applicable to those preparing for either the allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) medical schools. The requirements do not differ.
This program is not intended as a remedial program for students who have taken all or many of the required courses, but who need to improve their scores, either GPA or MCAT scores. It is not an "MCAT prep" course.
The applicant will be a strong student, one who will probably be competitive in a medical school application. Therefore, one's collegiate grades are generally "B" or better. There are no strict cut-off grades for admission to the program. Rockhurst prides itself on individual attention to each student; hence many factors will go into one's acceptance into this program.
The Admissions Committee and the Pre-Medical Advisory Committee review applications throughout the year. Students are informed by mail shortly after the decisions are made. An interview is not required, though it may be desired. There is no age restriction.
The prospective student must supply the following before the application can be acted on:
- Completed application form (not available on line--must fill out paper application). Request an application form at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Official transcripts from all previous college(s), and ACT or SAT scores.
- An essay explaining your intentions (not over 500 words on application).