Post-Bac Premed Program

First-Year Medical Students’ Advice to Post-Bacc Pre-Med Students

First-year medical students (and former UVM Post-Bacc Pre-Med students) offer 6 tips to help make your path easier as your transition from post-bacc to medical school. 

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Why Starting a Post-Bacc in Summer is a Smart Move

Summer courses include a tuition discount and scholarships are available for post-bacc pre-med students at UVM.

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How to Get Research Experience Before Applying to Med School

A high GPA is not the only requirement for medical school. Learn how you can gain research experience before applying to med school.

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Top 10 Characteristics of Successful Medical Students

Your short-term goal might be to get accepted into medical school, but it’s worth knowing which personal traits will help you succeed as a medical student.

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Expanding UVM Patient Care Opportunities to Help Students Prepare for Med School

Gaining patient care experience is critical when applying to medical school. Admissions officers will examine your patient care experiences as a key component of your application.  Those experiences typically include shadowing a medical practitioner, volunteering, or working in a paid position. Program advisors at UVM guide students toward gaining patient care experiences that suit their […]

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Mike Nocek Leaves the World of Finance and Start-Ups for a Career in Medicine

Working in medicine was always in the back of Mike Nocek’s mind. An avid skier, Nocek attended Stratton Mountain School in southern Vermont, studied economics at Boston College, and raced on the college ski team. After working in finance in Boston, followed by a year-long stint to launch a start-up sports medicine app, Nocek decided […]

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An Artist in Medicine Learns the Power of Palliative Care

If you asked Maisie Ogata five years ago about her future plans, she would have talked about working for an artist or studying in an MFA program. Back then, applying to medical school wasn’t on her radar. After graduating in 2014 from Middlebury College, where she studied studio art, Ogata explored her options for graduate […]

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Trevor McDonald Pivots from Math to Marketing to Medical School

Trevor McDonald studied math in college and worked in digital marketing before realizing that practicing medicine was what he wanted all along. After graduating from college in 2015, he returned to school in 2017 when he enrolled in UVM’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program. Two years after completing the program, McDonald is now a medical student at […]

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A U.S. Navy Veteran Finds Fulfillment in Health Care

Just as Isaac Smith was taking the MCAT in March, the world began shutting down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Smith, a Tulane University alumnus, isn’t on the front lines of the global crisis. But as a U.S. Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan and was stationed at a post-anesthesia care unit in Virginia […]

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Once an Aspiring Artist, Caroline Clark Found Her True Calling in Medicine

Caroline Clark’s career after college bounced between art and medicine. It was during an intensive artist residency in 2017 that she realized she wanted to work in medicine. Now, three years later, Clark is working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. While her job as a clinical research coordinator for Dana-Farber’s Medical Oncology Department does […]

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