University of California, Riverside

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program

Premedical Postbaccalaureate Program

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Helping Students Achieve Their Goal of Entering Medical School

The Premedical Postbaccalaureate Program (PPP) at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine is a one-year academic program for students who have recently received their bachelor's degree, but still need additional academic experience in order to facilitate their acceptance into medical school. The program is part of the University of California Postbaccalaureate Consortium.

The 2017-18 program begins in July 2017.

About the University of California Postbaccalaureate Consortium

The PPP is part of the University of California Postbaccalaureate Consortium and is open to first-time applicants and to re-applicants to medical school.

In addition to three quarters of upper division science courses, the year-long PPP's components include MCAT preparation, application assistance, interview process training, guest speakers, team-building exercises and social activities that promote academic success. The program is open to those applying to medical school for the first time as well as those reapplying.

The program helps to serve the UCRSOM's mission to increase the number of physicians practicing in underserved areas by assisting educationally and/or socio-economically disadvantaged applicants in gaining acceptance to medical school.

Contact Us

Have a question or comment? Program Director Teresa Cofield can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at (951) 827-4935.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
0100 Biomedical Teaching Complex

Tel: (951) 827-4935
Fax: (951) 827-5504

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