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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 and has historically interviewed the majority. Further, an interview will be guaranteed to those who achieve a 3.5 or higher overall and BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math) average in the program. 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 U.S. or Canada
  • Cumulative BCPM and overall GPA of 3.5 or higher in previous post-secondary 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 U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status

Students will work through the program advisor to submit the required form by October 1st.
*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 (e.g., adult-gerontology or family nurse practitioners) or clinical nurse leaders. The program consists of a 12 month intensive pre-licensure educational program leading to registered nurse licensure that must be completed successfully on a full-time schedule, followed by a 3 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-Bac Premed courses are guaranteed an interview for UVM’s Direct Entry into Professional Nursing Program. Linkage requirements:

  1. Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program or higher
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in previous post-secondary 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.
  1. Meet all entrance course requirements
  2. 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 and literally on the ocean, UNECOM emphasizes rural family practice. Students who perform well in their UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical courses are guaranteed an interview at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

  • Students apply following their MCAT, during the regular admission cycle. This option guarantees an interview for UVM Post-Baccalaureate Premedical students who have successfully completed their post bac studies at UVM.
    Criteria:
  • 3.2 or higher undergraduate average and 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 fine masters degree program places special emphasis on preparing clinicians to provide healthcare to the under-served, both urban and rural.

Students who perform well in their UVM Post-Bac Premed courses are guaranteed an interview for 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 Program including:
    • At least eight credit hours in biology courses with labs, equivalent to two semester courses, or six credit hours, of advanced biology.
    • At least eight credit hours of general chemistry equivalent to two semester courses consisting of lecture and laboratory.
    • Eight 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 six credits in English, including at least three credits of composition.
    • Completion of six credits in sociology/psychology or related behavioral sciences.
    • No prerequisite courses with a grade less than “C” are acceptable.
  3. Applied to the Physician Assistant Program through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) by the October 1st deadline.
  4. Have volunteered or been employed in a health care 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 favorable letter of recommendation from the UVM PBPM.
  7. Have a cumulative undergraduate/graduate grade point average of 3.0/4.0 grading scale.
  8. Have a minimum CASPA biology, chemistry, physics average of 3.3

NOTE: It is clearly understood that some pre-requisite 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, N.H. 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:

Students recommended must:

  • Hold a Baccalaureate Degree at an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Apply to the FPU through the Physician Assistant Program by the FPU application deadline
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the UVM PBPM program
  • Have a favorable letter of recommendation from the UVM PBPM program
  • Have a GPA of 2.8 or higher in their baccalaureate curriculum
  • Complete all prerequisite courses per the FPU website:
    www.franklinpierce.edu/academics/gradstudies/programs_of_study/master_physician_assistant.htm by the time of matriculation.

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

The Vermont campus, located in Colchester VT, opened in 2009 and benefits from the latest technology and resources in its classrooms and laboratories. The combination of these resources, a dedicated on-site 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-Bac Premed courses are guaranteed an interview at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. 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 favorable 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. Have taken the Pharmacy College Admission Test
  8. Complete other requirements of ACPHS as determined by the ACPHS admissions committee.

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