Pre-Health Post-Bac Alumni Spotlights

More than a thousand students from our program have gone on to their graduate health professions school. Learn about some of our graduates by exploring their stories.

Pre-Health Post-Bac Graduate, Meagan

Meagan, 2016 Grad

MD, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

"I ended up in San Francisco with a flexible job, and the program seemed very supportive and believed in me."

Nana, Pre-Health Post-Bac Graduate

Nana, 2013 Grad

MD, Keck School of Medicine at USC

“I knew my application to medical school was not strong enough, and I wanted the opportunity to prove to myself and to these programs that my academic performance at the time was not representative of who I actually was. I knew I could do better, and I just needed another chance, and SF State was able to provide that for me.”

Pre-Health Post-Bac Graduate, Maverick

Maverick, 2014 Grad

MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

"SF State offered the blend of a strong reputation, nurturing program and a wonderful city of adventure. I have lots of family in the Bay Area."

Pre-Health Post-Bac Graduate, Chloe

Chloe, 2015 Grad

MSN, Yale School of Nursing
Adult Gerontology Primary Care

“I chose the SF State Post-Bac Program because it afforded me the necessary foundational education to pursue a career in healthcare in a supportive environment.”

Jonny, Pre-Health Post-Bac Graduate

Jonny, 2017 Grad

DO, Western University of Health Sciences COMP

“The interview felt welcoming, and I enjoyed the camaraderie with other interviewees. I ultimately chose SF State because I wanted an environment where I could work with people who genuinely cared about my success and the success of their students. From the start of the interview, I knew I wanted to go there. Plus, what an awesome city to live in.”

Myra, Pre-Health Post-Bac Alumna

Myra, 2018 Grad

"Besides strengthening my application for medical school, the idea of living in a vibrant city like San Francisco really interested me. Choosing to come here has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. The collaborative and warm environment has allowed me to thrive beyond academics."

Derek, Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Alumnus

Derek, 2019 Grad

DO, Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internal Medicine Resident, Loma Linda University 

“My college GPA was not particularly strong and I recognized I needed to strengthen it before applying to medical school again. SF State Post-Bac was able to provide the classes and experiences to help me become a stronger applicant in every way for medical school.”

Pre-Health Post-Bac Graduate, Collin

Collin, 2016 Grad 

MD, SUNY Downstate
Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, Emergency Medicine Resident 

“A friend from my high school in Alabama somehow ended up at the SF State Post-Bac, and he told me about his experience. He ended up at a good medical school. Many of his classmates had done well, too. What I read on online forums corroborated the program’s track record of placing students in competitive medical schools. I also wanted to move back to the Bay Area, where I was born.”

Pre-Health Student Loriel

Loriel, 2019 Grad

PA, Western University of Health Sciences

"I had a lot of friends who began post-bac programs before me, and I asked for advice while I was doing my own research. I loved everything I heard about this program, and it ended up being the main school I wanted to go to. This program truly ended up being the best fit for me, and I am so thankful I got accepted!"

Anwar, Pre-Health Professions Student

Anwar, 2018 Grad

DO, Kansas City University

"I have learned that no matter how hard something may seem, everything is always easier when you have a group of people working together towards the same goal. We all share the burden and make our journeys that much more enjoyable and memorable."

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