UVM’s 24-credit Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program offers a one or two-year program designed to prepare you for medical school.


UVM’s 24-credit Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program offers a one or two-year program designed for your needs and interests. Classes are rigorous, and you receive customized, individualized advising and emerge well prepared for professional programs. You can complete the program in 12 months.

Our Program has helped students pursue medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, physical therapy, and other health professions.

UVM’s Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program is right for you if:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree and strong academic record, but lack the science courses needed for admission to medical school.
  • The recommended CGPA for the Preparatory Science Track is 3.2 or higher.


  • Customized programs, including curriculum from UVM’s top-ranked Medical School.
  • Personalized advising and support.
  • Learning with a close-knit group of students.
  • Research and volunteer opportunities.

A program with a nearly 90% acceptance rate to medical school

UVM’s College of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of the new Master of Medical Science graduate program. This one-year, 30-credit hour graduate program serves as an excellent course of study for students who are preparing to enter a health-related career or are anticipating applying to medical or other health-professional schools.

UVM’s Master of Medical Science Degree is right for you if:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree and have completed introductory science courses.
  • You want College of Medicine faculty committed to your success.
  • You want personalized advising and support.

Program Tracks

Premedical Program for Physician (MD)

Dental Program (DDS/DDM)

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Physical Therapist (DPT)

Physician Assistant (PA)

Veterinarian (DVM)


UVM College of Medicine

UVM’s Post Baccalaureate Premedical students are fortunate to have access to the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine.

UVM’s College of Medicine (COM) is the seventh-oldest medical school in the United States with a rich tradition of providing innovative medical education as well as outstanding research and patient care.

The medical school also has powerful programs in cardiovascular diseases, the neurosciences, lung disease, diabetes, and many other areas.

In addition, we have a linkage agreement with the UVMCOM that guarantees an interview to Post-Baccalaureate Premedical students who meet the bar.

Students enrolled in the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program have taken advantage of the medical school’s summer course offerings, including medical physiology and medical pharmacology, studying alongside graduate medical school students with medical school faculty.

UVM Medical Center

The UVM College of Medicine has a close affiliation with one of the outstanding teaching hospitals in the northeast, UVM Medical Center, which provides a complete array of medical services and training opportunities and is located adjacent to the UVM campus.

The hospital volunteer program utilizes 450 volunteers and courses in Clinical Research are offered in conjunction with the Emergency Department. UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical students are fortunate to have access to UVMMC, a hospital that is committed to providing the highest quality of care for patients and their families throughout the region, and have often found part-time employment at the hospital, adding to their patient care experience.

UVMMC provides a full range of tertiary-level inpatient and outpatient services, and has earned the distinction of being designated a Level I Trauma Center. Its nationally recognized physicians and health care professionals are researchers and teachers who are experts on the latest developments in their fields and dedicated to the art and science of medicine.

It is rare to find a medical school and Level 1 Trauma Center teaching hospital on the same campus with a Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program, but UVM offers this and is located just four blocks from downtown Burlington and beautiful Lake Champlain.

Burlington, Vermont

Burlington and the Lake Champlain region, home to about a quarter of Vermont’s population, offer the best of all possible worlds—the ambiance of a sophisticated university town, world-class outdoor recreation in every season, and Vermont’s unique, unspoiled character. It’s easy to get here by air, rail, or car, and with so much to offer, it’s no surprise at all that we were featured as Outside Magazine’s top “Dream Town.”

Burlington is the home of the fifth-oldest university in New England with the University of Vermont, founded the same year Vermont joined the union in 1791. With over 10,000 college students in the greater Burlington area, this lively city was name one of the top 10 college towns in America by The Princeton Review. It was ranked the 2nd Happiest and 4th Healthiest place to live in the US by Self magazine and the seventh most-student-friendly US city (pop. under 1 million) by Collegia.

The core of this vibrant city’s downtown is the Church Street Marketplace, a cosmopolitan assortment of shops, boutiques, pubs, cafés, and restaurants. Its cross-streets are the meeting place for Burlington, where grand architecture of the past blends with the artistic and commercial vibrancy of the present. Street vendors and entertainers keep the atmosphere lively.

Burlington’s nearby waterfront is home to parks, a walking/bike path, fine restaurants, ferry crossings, and cruise boats, as well as concerts and annual fireworks. In the winter, the Burlington region becomes an epicenter of outdoor activity. Within a short drive, visitors and residents alike find internationally acclaimed ski resorts with hundreds of trails and thousands of acres of superb terrain, with fresh layers of snow.

Student Opportunites

Medical Science Research Opportunities

Demonstrating research on your professional school application is a key to success. Throughout the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program, your advisor will encourage you to find the right health science research for you.

There are many research opportunities at UVM, a comprehensive university with its medical school facility on the main campus. UVM is one of the top-10 cancer research facilities in the country and is a leader in back-pain research.

Several of our students have found medical science research opportunities through the Honors College, where a coordinator of research opportunities is located. Opportunities with Medical College and UVM faculty are available. For additional information, stop by this office:

50 University Heights North
Honors College
Room 017B
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: 802-656-5533

Visit http://www.uvm.edu/ugresearch/ or send an email to: ugrsrch@uvm.edu.

Local Medical Volunteer Opportunities

The admission review process to health profession programs evaluates your experience within your chosen field as an important factor in the admissions decision.

Many students start by volunteering or add a volunteer experience to broaden their understanding. Often finding a paid patient-care experience springs from the volunteering. The following link will take you to a list of programs that often need volunteers and are available in the greater Burlington area:  Volunteer-Opportunities (.pdf)

Shadowing Opportunities

Gain first-hand experience and knowledge while interacting with and learning from trained professionals in your area(s) of interest. The following link will take you to a list of healthcare practitioners who have agreed to be contacted for shadowing purposes:  Shadowing-Opportunities (.pdf)

Direct Patient Care Opportunities

TLC Nursing Associates, LLC:
Caregiver positions for seniors are available with TLC Nursing Associates, LLC. For more information, please visit their website or call 802-735-1123.

If you have questions, please contact Trish Scott at cdescott@uvm.edu or 802-656-4080.

Linkage Agreement

What can linkages do for me?

Linkage agreements are contracts between institutions that provide you with admissions support. You can benefit by knowing in advance what to expect if you meet the criteria of an institution with which UVM has a linkage agreement.

How do linkages work?

Our UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program linkage agreements give our students opportunities for interviews with professional programs, which is an important step toward admission.

Some linkage agreements guarantee seats, but we prefer linkages that guarantee an interview in order to avoid fostering undue competition among our students. At UVM, a collaborative student culture is a precursor to the ideal medical practice environment, where teamwork is essential.

How can I qualify?

Each of our linkage agreements guarantees you an interview if you meet the professional school guidelines. You will work closely with your Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Pre-Health Advisor to determine whether you qualify and the best time to apply.

What is a glide year?

Students who are part of UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program often face a transitional year, generally referred to as the glide year, between completion of the program and the time they begin medical, dental, veterinary, and other health-professional schools.

The glide year enables many students to take upper-level or graduate courses to better prepare themselves for the rigor of medical school. It can be a very useful and productive period for the Post-Bac graduates because it allows time for valuable medical employment opportunities that help meet medical school requirements.

Our students often tell us that the glide year broadened their perspective on the medical profession while giving them hands-on experience. Some recent Post-Baccalaureate students have used their glide year to work as medical assistants, engage in research, travel, or complete a one-year master’s degree, such as UVM’s one-year online Master of Public Health degree. 

Linkage Agreement School List

UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program offers linkage agreements to enhance the professional school admissions process for our students.

University of Vermont College of Medicine

The University of Vermont College of Medicine tracks all UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program applicants. An interview will be guaranteed to those who achieve a cumulative 3.5 or higher overall average, as well as a Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Physics (BCPM) average of 3.5 or higher.

Additional requirements include:

  • Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate degree program or higher at an institution accredited by the National Committee of Regional Accrediting Agencies in the US or Canada
  • Cumulative BCPM and overall GPA of 3.5 or higher in previous postsecondary education
  • Most recent MCAT score of at least 30 with no subtest score lower than an 8
  • Completion of admission requirements as outlined on UVM COM website
  • No history of criminal conviction
  • No pending charges or finding of violation of University policy
  • Be a US citizen or have permanent resident status

For additional details, contact the program advisor.

University of Vermont Direct Entry Program in Nursing (DEPN)

The Direct Entry into Professional Nursing Program is a graduate professional program for non-nurse college graduates who want to be advanced practice nurses in primary care or clinical nurse leaders. The program consists of a 12-month intensive prelicensure educational program leading to registered nurse licensure that must be completed successfully on a full-time schedule. This is followed by a three-year period in which students will earn a doctoral degree in nursing practice (DNP) and be prepared for national certification and practice in one of the graduate nurse practitioner specialties offered by the Department of Nursing. Successful completion of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) track results in a master’s degree and prepares graduates to complete national CNL certification.

Students who perform well in their UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premed courses are guaranteed an interview for UVM’s Direct Entry into Professional Nursing Program.

Linkage requirements:

  1. Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in previous postsecondary education
  3. Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Minimum scores of 144 Quantitative (500 on previous version), 153 Verbal (500 on previous version), and 4.0 Writing are preferred.
  4. Meet all entrance course requirements
  5. Achieve a 3.2 or higher GPA in UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Located in Biddeford, Maine, near Portland, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) emphasizes rural family practice. Students who perform well in their UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical courses are guaranteed an interview at UNECOM.

Students apply following their MCAT, during the regular admissions cycle. UVM Post-Baccalaureate students will receive an interview if they have earned a 3.2 or higher undergraduate average, and a 3.2 or higher UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical average with a recommendation from the program director.

University of New England Physician Assistant Program

Located in Westbrook, Maine, adjacent to Portland, this master’s degree program places special emphasis on preparing clinicians to provide healthcare to the underserved regions, both urban and rural.

Students who perform well in their UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical courses are guaranteed an interview with the University of New England Physician Assistant Program.

Linkage requirements:

  1. Have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  2. Have successfully completed core courses for the Physician Assistant Programincluding:
    • At least 8 credit hours in biology courses with labs, equivalent to two semester courses, or 6 credit hours, of advanced biology
    • At least 8 credit hours of general chemistry equivalent to two semester courses consisting of lecture and laboratory
    • 8 credits of anatomy and physiology, consisting of lecture and laboratory completed within seven years prior to matriculation. NOTE: UVM’s ANPS 19/20 summer sequence is approved for this linkage.
    • Completion of at least 6 credits in English, including at least 3 credits of composition
    • Completion of 6 credits in sociology/psychology or related behavioral sciences
    • No prerequisite courses with a grade less than a “C” are acceptable.
  3. Have applied to the Physician Assistant Program through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) by the October 1 deadline
  4. Have volunteered or been employed in a healthcare field for a minimum of 250 hours
  5. Have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in the UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program (PBPM)
  6. Submit a letter of recommendation from the program dIrector
  7. Have a cumulative undergraduate/graduate grade point average of 3.0
  8. Have a minimum CASPA biology, chemistry, physics average of 3.3

NOTE: It is clearly understood that some prerequisite deficiencies may exist at the time of application.

Franklin Pierce Physician Assistant Program

The Franklin Pierce Physician Assistant program is a new program located in West Lebanon, New Hampshire. It has Provisional Accreditation, and students begin their study in November. The linkage agreement with the University of Vermont Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program guarantees an interview to those who meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, with a 2.8 GPA or higher
  • Apply to the FPU through the Physician Assistant Program by the application deadline
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the UVM PBPM Program
  • Have a letter of recommendation from the UVM PBPM Program
  • By the time of matriculation, complete all prerequisite courses listed here:

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

The Vermont campus, located in Colchester, Vermont, opened in 2009 and benefits from the latest technology and resources in its classrooms and laboratories. The combination of these resources, a dedicated onsite team of faculty, and the location of the campus provide students with an exceptional education and a wonderful place to live.

Students who perform well in their UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical courses are guaranteed an interview with the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS).

Linkage requirements:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution of higher learning
  2. Apply to ACPHS through the Pharmacy College Application Service (Pharmcas) by the March 1 deadline
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program (PBPM)
  4. Have letters of recommendation from the UVM PBPM
  5. Complete, or have plans to complete, all prerequisites required by ACPHS
  6. Have a 3.0 or higher baccalaureate curriculum
  7. Complete other requirements as determined by the ACPHS admissions committee

NOTE: It is clearly understood that some criteria may be pending at the time of application.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees for Fall/Spring Semesters / Tuition and Fees for Summer Sessions

Financial Aid

The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is a UVM certificate program, with tuition charged on a per-credit basis up to 12 credits, which is full-time enrollment.

Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program students may be eligible for federal financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford and/or Federal PLUS loans, as well as alternative (private) student loans.

To apply for federal financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by enrolling in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester to qualify for financial aid. Students also need to complete an “Intent to Enroll” form with their advisor every semester.

For more on the application process for federal aid and alternative student loans, please visit the Student Financial Services website.

UVM’s Continuing Education Scholarships

Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Course Scholarship for Summer 2016
We are pleased to offer a one-course scholarship for the first 25 admitted students who start the program in the Summer 2016 term. To receive the scholarship, enrollment in and completion of two or more summer courses (3 or 4 credits each) is required. Students must be among the first 25 admitted summer-term students to return their decision form and register for two summer courses of at least 3 credits each. The scholarship will cover the tuition for one course, whether you are a Vermont resident or a non-resident. No application beyond the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program application is required.

More benefits of starting in the summer:

  1. Enables you to complete the program in time to apply early in the cycle of most professional health programs
  2. Tuition is 30% less for courses taken during the Summer term
  3. Helps you move through the required courses faster

Hillman Scholarship

Through the generous support of the Hillman Foundation, a $1,000 scholarship is available for a student enrolled in UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program. Candidates will be considered based on academic strength, service to community, and financial need.

Complete the online application by July 1 and the FAFSA by June 1. Questions? Call us at 800-639-3210 or 802-656-2085, or send us an e-mail.


Students in the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program receive personalized advising.

Our advisors have one goal in mind: to help you succeed. We’re happy to introduce our advising and support team:

Jennifer Lian 

Title: Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Pre-Health Advisor
Department: Continuing and Distance Education
Address: 322 South Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401
Telephone: 802-656-2085 or 800-639-3210
Fax: 802-656-0306
Education: MEd with a concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Vermont

Jennifer graduated from UVM with an MEd in 2002. She is the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Pre-Health Advisor. She has worked at UVM since 1997 and has been providing personalized advising to students on their academic plans and long-term professional goals for nearly nine years. In addition to the advising role, Jennifer serves as a liaison for linkage agreements with professional schools, manages the Committee Letter Process for Post-Baccalaureate Premedical students, coordinates program resources and workshops, and writes the e-newsletter. She works with students to plan an individualized strategy for aligning academics and practical experience with the students’ professional goals.

*To schedule a telephone or personal appointment with Jennifer, call 802-656-2085 or 800-639-3210, and ask to speak with a scheduler who can arrange a time good for you.

Victoria (Vika) Pleshakova

Title: Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Advisor
Department: Continuing and Distance Education
Address: 322 South Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401
Telephone: 802-656-2085 or 800-639-3210
Fax: 802-656-0306
Education: BA, Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Psychology, Chuvash State Pedagogical University, Russia; MEd, with a concentration in Higher Education Administration, University of Vermont

Vika has been with the UVM Continuing and Distance Education since 2003 and earned her master’s degree in education in 2009. As an advisor for the past four years, she has served a variety of students in different stages of life and career. Vika’s primarily role is to provide guidance to those seeking to finish or advance their degrees or pursue a new career. Her goal is to help students transition into the program, develop an academic plan, and provide the necessary resources for achieving their professional goals.


Who can attend?

The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program is for those with a bachelor’s degree who lack the prerequisite science courses to apply for professional healthcare programs.

Who is the typical Post-Baccalaureate student?

Our students are recent college graduates and individuals who have an established career, but are now looking to change career paths or enhance their current credentials.

How many students are admitted to the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program?

On average, about 70 students enroll each year.

I’ve completed some prerequisite science courses for medical school, but not all. Is UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program right for me?

The answer depends on the number of credits you still need, since we require a minimum of 24 credits to complete the program. Contact our advisor about your individual circumstances. Call 800-639-3210 to schedule an appointment.

My previous grades are not representative of my ability. Will your admissions committee still consider my application?

The committee seeks to admit those who will make the finest healthcare providers and will be flexible where circumstances warrant. Please note that the premedical program is selective, as is getting into medical school and graduate healthcare programs. The average GPA for medical school admission is 3.7. We encourage you to call our advisor at 800-639-3210 to discuss your individual circumstances.

Can I start the program at any time?

It is ideal to start your program in the Summer or Fall term. You can also start in the Spring term, but the course selection may be limited. Please note that the core sciences are often linked, requiring prerequisite courses to be completed first. The first of each course pair is offered in the Fall and Summer terms.

Does UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program prepare students for healthcare professional studies other than medical school?

Yes. Our students have prepared for graduate-level physical therapy, veterinary, dental, osteopathy, physician assistant, midwifery, chiropractic, pharmacy, optometry, and public health degrees.

Can I work while I’m in this program?

It is possible for some students to work during this program. However, there is an expectation that students dedicate time for volunteer or work experience relevant to their career.

What is the success rate of UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical students?

Our graduates have been successful in gaining admission to health professional schools at a rate close to 90% over the past 13 years, including the highly competitive University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Will I have help with the professional school application and interview process?

Yes. Our advisors are here to assist you in this process. A Committee Letter of Recommendation from UVM is also available to successful Post-Baccalaureate Premedical students.

Are there opportunities to gain medical experience in the Burlington area?

Yes. Burlington is home to UVM’s College of Medicine and the University of Vermont Medical Center, a teaching hospital and a Level I Trauma Center. Burlington is Vermont’s largest city and home to several healthcare clinics and agencies where our students have found volunteer and work opportunities in direct patient care.

Does the program offer opportunities for research?

UVM is a comprehensive university, with its medical school located on the main campus. It is one of the top 10 cancer research facilities in the country and is a leader in back-pain research. Many of our students have found research opportunities through the Honors College, while others have gone directly to graduate and medical school faculty to line up research in a particular study.

Why are Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program students considered UVM Continuing and Distance Education students?

The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is a Certificate Program of the University, providing a bridge into graduate medical schools. As a Post-Baccalaureate Premedical student, your Dean’s Office is in Continuing and Distance Education, where our student services staff is available to support you.

How do I receive my Certificate of Completion?

In order to receive your certificate, please complete and submit this form during your last planned semester in the program or following completion of the program. Your certificate should arrive within 3 months.

What schools do graduates matriculate to?

Here is a partial list of schools where our students have matriculated.
Note: The number of matriculants for each varies with the highest being the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where well over 100 of our students have matriculated to date.

Allopathic Medical Schools

Albert Einstein | Boston University MD/MPH | Case Western Reserve | Columbia | Cornell | Dartmouth | Drexel | East Carolina University | Eastern Tennessee | Eastern Virginia | Georgetown | George Washington University | Harvard | Howard | Jefferson University | Johns Hopkins | Loyola-Stritch | McGill | Medical College of Pennsylvania | Miami (Miller) | Mount Sinai | Ohio State University | Oregon Health Sciences | Penn State University | Temple University | Tufts | Tulane | St. George’s | St. Louis | SUNY Buffalo | SUNY Upstate | University of Albany | University of Arizona | University of California, Davis | University of Chicago | University of Cincinnati | University of Colorado | University of Maryland | University of Massachusetts | University of Minnesota | University of Nebraska | University of Rochester | University of Texas-Austin | University of Tennessee | University of the Americas | University of Utah | University of Vermont | Wake Forest


NY College of Chiropractic Medicine | Parker College of Chiropractic


Boston University | Tufts | University of Connecticut | University of Pittsburgh

Doctor of Physical Therapy

University of Vermont

Masters in Public Health

Columbia | Dartmouth | Johns Hopkins | University of Chicago



Nurse Practitioner Programs

Case Western | Johns-Hopkins | Massachusetts General Hospital | New York University | U.C. Davis | U.C. San Francisco | University of New Hampshire Direct Entry Master’s in Nursing | University of Rochester | University of | Southern Maine | University of Vermont | Vanderbilt | Yale

Osteopathic Medical Schools

Arizona | A.T. Still | Chicago | Edward Via | Lake Erie | Michigan State University | New York | NOVA Southeastern | Philadelphia | University of New England | Western Virginia

Physician Assistant Programs

Barry University | Drexel | Duke | Duquesne | Emory | Franklin Pierce | George Washington | Le Moyne | MCPHS | Manchester | Northeastern | Philadelphia University | Quinnipeac | University of California at Davis | University of | Medicine Dentistry of NJ | University of New England | Yale

Veterinary Schools

Auburn | Colorado | Cornell | Kansas | Ross | Tufts | University of Illinois | University of Pennsylvania | Virginia/Maryland Regional | Wisconsin


Dartmouth Clinical Eval. Science MS or PhD | St. Joseph’s, Maine Nursing PhD | University of Oregon Health Biochemistry Science PhD | University of Vermont Genetics PhD | University of Vermont Physical Therapy Masters | University of Vermont Microbiology and Molecular Genetics PhD | University of Vermont Neuroscience PhD | University of Vermont Psychology PhD

How to Apply

STEP ONE: Complete the online application form (found here).
*If you are unable to access the application form, please download the .pdf version.

Attach your résumé and personal statement (PDF or Word document), and pay the $50 application fee using a credit or debit card. Note:  Please make sure your name and the current date is clearly stated on both of these documents.

Personal Statement Guidelines: In no more than three typed, double-spaced pages, describe your reasons for pursuing a career in healthcare. Include any related experience you have and explain how that experience has informed your career goals.

STEP TWO: Mail your supplementary material.

After you have submitted the online application form, please compile in the rest of your application material in a single packet, which should include:

  • Official, sealed transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work completed or in progress. You need to provide an official transcript for any college-level work you have completed or attempted. This includes all transfer, international, and study abroad credit. Transcripts should be issued to you (the applicant) and then mailed to us in the original, sealed envelope with the rest of the supplementary application material.
  • Two letters of recommendation from people who know you well enough to give an informed opinion of your motivation, intellectual ability, capacity for sustained effort, and personal qualifications. We suggest that at least one of the two letters be an academic reference. These letters must be signed and sealed by the recommender.
  • Standardized test scores (one of either ACT, SAT, or GRE). These scores need not be official and can be photocopies. SAT and ACT scores are often available without charge on high school transcripts. Do not use UVM test score codes for undergraduate admissions.

Mail the above materials in one envelope to:

The Post-Bac Premed Program
UVM Continuing and Distance Education
322 South Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05401-3505

Questions? Call us at 802-656-4080, or send us an email at cdescott@uvm.edu.

Application Deadlines

November 1 – Spring Term
February 1 – Fall Term
Rolling admissions for Summer and Fall entry after February 1




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This packet provides information for UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program students applying to professional schools in health sciences such as medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, and optometry during the 2016 cycle in order to enroll for Fall 2017 admission.

Most professional schools prefer/expect an evaluation of your candidacy by a faculty pre-health committee at your undergraduate or post-baccalaureate institution. This evaluation culminates in submission of a composite reference letter directly to your schools of interest. Continuing and Distance Education (CDE) will send your committee letter and other recommendations to the schools where you apply. This is a very important first step in the application process.

*To interview with the committee during the spring semester, you must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours in the sciences at UVM by May and plan to complete all pre-health coursework requirements by August.