Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Studies Program
This program is designed as an academic bridge for students who have completed a bachelor's degree and who intend to pursue a degree in the medical sciences including but not limited to: MD, DO, PhD, OD, DMD, DVM, DC, MA, and MS.
We offer the opportunity to take pre-requisite and advanced coursework as well as the opportunity to earn a specialized second bachelor's degree, the BMS, Bachelor of Medical Science.
Dominican's Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Studies Program is appropriate both for students who have never before taken introductory natural science courses (career-changers) and for students who need to improve their grades in the science pre-requisites before applying to a professional program (career enhancers).
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is requested.
No MCAT scores, please. We do not consider MCAT scores for our program.
We expect that students' MCAT scores do not represent their full potential and prefer to have them take the MCAT closer to the opening of the application cycle; after they have had the benefit of further coursework and MCAT studying.
- Applications for fall 2015 are due Monday, August 17, 2015; Fall 2015 classes begin Monday, August 31, 2015
- Applications for spring 2016 are due December 15, 2015
Please use application below for all start dates and indicate your preferred start date on the application itself.
Applications must be complete including all transcripts by the due date in order to be considered. If you are accepted, you will be required to hold your place in the class with a non-refundable deposit. Students who are accepted but who do not deposit will not be guaranteed a place in the upcoming class.
Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical BMS Program
The pre-medical program is considered a Bachelor's Degree program. Students accepted into this program may receive aid in the form of federal loans if they qualify. There are no additional grants or scholarships available for this program.
Applying for Federal Stafford Loans
To apply for the federal Stafford loan, you must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.
The lifetime aggregate loan limits for undergraduate students are: $31,000 for dependent students and $57,500 for independent students. Once you have reached those amounts, you are no longer eligible to borrow Stafford loans as an undergraduate.
Students who need additional funds to meet their cost of attendance can apply for private education loans