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Eligibility and Application Information

The application for the Premedical Postbaccalaureate Program is now available through our online form on this website. All required supporting documents must be received for an application to be considered for admission.

Application Checklist

  • Complete the postbaccalaureate program application. The application deadline is April 22, 2020.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Applicants may request an eTranscript (PDF) from their registrar to be sent to postbac@medsch.ucr.edu or have a transcript mailed the address below.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required. Applicants should complete the letter of recommendation form and provide the form to each letter writer. Letter writers may email their letters and the completed form to postbac@medsch.ucr.edu or mail letters to the address below.
  • A current resume
  • Applicants who have previously applied to medical school will need to submit a copy of their AMCAS-verified application as a PDF to postbac@medsch.ucr.edu.

 

Submit supporting documents by email to postbac@medsch.ucr.edu or by mail to:

Premedical Postbaccalaureate Program
2608 School of Medicine Education Building
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

There is no application fee to apply to the program.


Program Eligibility

The Premedical Postbaccalaureate Program  is open to any graduate of an accredited United States college or university. In addition, 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 of the prerequisite coursework for medical school. Applicants who need to complete one or two prerequisite courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate science GPA of 2.7.
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university by June 2020.
  • If you have taken the MCAT, have a minimum MCAT composite score of 492.
  • Preference will be given to applicants from the Inland Southern California region.

Program Cost & Financial Aid

Participants are responsible for costs incurred during the academic year, including room and board, tuition/fees and related educational expenses. The program will provide a free MCAT prep course and study skills workshops.

The PPP staff will work with students to connect with the School of Medicine Office of Financial Aid to obtain student loans. A financial aid and budget management workshop is offered to students.