University of California, Riverside

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program


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Who is Eligible for the Premedical Postbaccalaureate Program?

The Premedical Postbaccalaureate Program (PPP) is open to UC Riverside graduates, as well as any graduate of an accreddited United States college or university.

Further, the program is committed to serving students from disadvantaged backgrounds, which includes individuals who, from an early age, resided in a low-income community or experienced enduring family and/or societal hardship that significantly compromised your educational opportunities.

Additional Eligibility Information

To be eligible for the PPP, applicants must:

  • Be a resident of California.
  • Be considered an educationally and/or socio-economically disadvantaged student, and/or show evidence of a commitment to practice in a medically underserved community.
  • Have completed all or most (minus one or two courses) of the prerequisite coursework for medical school.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate science GPA of 2.7.
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university by June 2017.
  • If you have taken the MCAT, have a minimum MCAT composite score of 492 (for the old MCAT, a composite score of 18).

More Information 

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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