Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program

Medical students in class, white board

Program Description 

As one of multiple post-baccalaureate programs offered at Rockhurst University, the post-bacc pre-medical program provides future physicians with the foundational coursework, standardized test preparation and real-world experience necessary for a successful medical school application. If you have completed a baccalaureate program in any discipline and now wish to fulfill science requirements for medical school, then the post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Rockhurst is for you.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Students in Rockhurst’s pre-med post-bacc program receive the quality science education and academic advising needed to pursue a career path in health sciences such as medicine, dentistry or as a physician assistant.
  • Students receive education in fundamental areas including general biology, general chemistry, physics, as well as organic chemistry.

Prospective Students 

Current Students 


  • Students in the pre-med post-bacc program develop individual plans with academic advisor and program director Laura Salem, Ph.D. Advising meetings take place every semester ensuring students meet their medical school requirements.
  • Pre-med post-bacc program students have the opportunity to shadow physicians, participate in clinical volunteering and interview with the Rockhurst pre-health advisory committee to receive feedback on application materials before submitting their medical school applications.


  • Successful students in the pre-med post-bacc program are granted a certificate of completion. A cumulative GPA of 3.3 must be maintained to continue in the program.
  • Graduates are prepared to continue their education in the health care industry; a high-demand, lucrative career path.
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