UCI Biological Sciences School Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is specifically designed for students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in a non-science discipline and are now seeking an enriching postbaccalaureate program that will help them complete the required basic core courses for pre-medical and other allied health professions admission. Our twenty-four months, year-round career changer program will expose our students to a rigorous science curriculum that focuses on the application of science, and fosters critical and analytical thinking skills. These learning methods are parallel to the preparations needed to be successful in standardized entrance examinations such as the MCAT and real-life application in the health professions workforce. In addition to receiving the necessary academic preparation to excel in a health professional curriculum, our students, are guided through the application process. Our goal is to academically prepare our students to be competitive applicants for medical school or allied health professions, as well as, equip them with the learning skills needed to handle the challenging rigors of a health professional curriculum. Our small cohort design provides a supportive environment with personalized attention by our knowledgeable staff. As a leading research institution, UCI offers our postbaccalaureate students the opportunity to pursue lab research opportunities with notable faculty, fostering professional growth and hands-on experience.

Highlights: Why choose UC Irvine’s School of Biological Sciences Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program?

  • Guaranteed enrollment in program science courses
  • 24 month program
  • Accessible and unique pre-health counseling services
  • Hybrid cohort integration structure: small, cohesive cohort integrated with university students
  • Quarterly health professional workshops
  • Free accessible peer tutoring (for basic science courses)
  • Over 230 research opportunities under the guidance of the distinguished faculty of the School of Biological Sciences and the UCI School of Medicine
  • Letter of recommendation for eligible students

Program Deadlines for the 2023-2024 Application Cycle

Applications Open: September 19th, 2023

Start Term: Summer only

Start Year: 2024

Recommended Deadline: January 19th, 2024

PostBacCAS application submit deadline: March 12, 2024 at 9PM PST/ 12AM EST

Interviews: February – April 2024

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