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Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

Admissions & Application Process

Admission Requirements

The University of Vermont Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in health and medicine, but who may lack the prerequisite science courses and preparatory medical background to qualify for medical school or health-related professions. We have students come to us right after completing their undergraduate degree as well as students who are seeking a career change and are looking for a pathway to enhance their current credentials.

Our Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program seeks to admit students who demonstrate:

  • Academic excellence with a minimum GPA of 3.2*
  • A commitment to advancement in the field of health and medicine
  • Ability to positively engage in and contribute to the UVM learning community

*Exceptions may be made for those who have less than a 3.2 GPA, but who are able to demonstrate an aptitude for academic success based on supporting information collected during the application process including your personal statement and your letters of recommendation.

Application Process

In order to be considered for acceptance into the Post-Bac Premed Program, you must submit a fully completed online application along with a $50 application fee, as well as a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and your unofficial transcripts. Once all of your application materials have been received by the University of Vermont, our application review committee will review your materials and notify you of our decision of admission.

If you are using the PostBacCas application, you do NOT need to submit a separate UVM application.

Application Checklist

  • Online Application – Complete your online application here. You may begin your application at any time, save your progress, and return to it later.
  • Personal Statement –Your personal statement is an opportunity for you to describe your reasons for pursuing a career in healthcare. You should be sure to include any health-related experience you have and explain how that experience has informed your career goals. Your statement should be no more than three double-spaced pages, and should include your full name, the current date, and be submitted as part of the online application.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation– As part of the online application, you will be required to identify two professional and/or academic references. Your references should be able to provide an informed opinion regarding your motivation, your intellectual ability, your work ethic, and your personal qualifications. We highly recommend that at least one of your references is academic in nature. Once you’ve submitted your online application, we’ll send a link to your references which will allow them to submit their letters of recommendation directly to our review committee.
  • Unofficial Transcripts – In the online application, you will be required to attach unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate coursework and, if applicable, graduate coursework that you have completed, regardless of whether or not a degree was conferred or if you were successful. This includes transfer, international, and study abroad credit. While we do not require official transcripts, you do need to be sure your transcripts clearly display your name and the administering institution’s name.
  • Application Fee – After completing your online application, a $50 application fee will be required prior to submitting your materials. Your payment may be made by credit or debit card.

If you have questions along the way about our admissions requirements or application process, be sure to reach out to our advising team. We are eager the help you throughout the process and get you on the path to achieving your goals!

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