Pre-Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate

Formal Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in San Francisco, California

Our highly-structured program is intended for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and wish to apply to medical school, dental school, physician assistant or other U.S. health professional schools. The post-bac program is suitable for those taking prerequisite courses, upper-division electives or a combination of the two.

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Pre-Health Post-Bac Curriculum

Curriculum and course plans for career changer and academic enhancer tracks

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How to Apply

Information about the application process, cost and financial aid

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Pre-Health Workshop Series

Free online workshops about the pre-health preparation and application process

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Student Resources

Resources for current students on the certificate, scholarships, committee letter and orientation

About the Post-Bac Program

Pre-Med and More

In addition to pre-medical students, we cater to students interested in the following health professions.

  • Medicine (Allopathic, Osteopathic, Naturopathic, etc.)
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • And more


  • Guaranteed enrollment: Because we run our own courses, enrollment is reserved for our post-bac students.
  • Cohort structure: Students are organized into mutually supportive cohorts, a feature that emphasizes cooperation rather than competition.
  • Flexibility: Students are not required to take classes they have already completed and done well in. Electives can be taken as needed, and part-time enrollment is possible.
  • Academic advising: Students in the program receive a high level of staff support and personalized academic advising.
  • Committee letter: Our committee writes detailed letters of evaluation for students upon completion of the certificate.
  • Auxiliary discussion sections (SCI classes) are offered to supplement prerequisite coursework and further enhance learning.
  • Professional development colloquia are offered during the first and final semesters for students to assess their career goals, develop effective application strategies and create community.
  • Our nationally recognized program, modern curriculum and expert instructors are successfully training the healthcare leaders of tomorrow.

Our Mission Statement

The short-term goal of the Pre-Health Post-Bac programs is to guide participants through the entire preparation and application process so that they will be successful applicants to U.S. health professional schools. The three long-term goals of the programs are:

  • To help train professionals that know how to conduct balanced lives and work with each other in a cooperative rather than competitive manner
  • To contribute to social justice by training a diverse population of participants so that the pool of healthcare providers better matches the pool of patients, thus lessening the access, treatment and outcome disparities that plague our healthcare system
  • To further contribute to social justice by providing socioeconomically disadvantaged participants a career path that provides them and their families with greater socioeconomic resources

Cost and Length

Cost: ~$5,000/semester. Cost varies based on number of courses taken.
Length: 2 - 6 semesters
When to Start: Fall, Spring, Summer 

What Graduates Say

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Alumni Spotlights

Learn more about some of our program’s graduates.

News & Events

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