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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)

 

Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is requested.

Other criteria that may be considered for students with undergraduate GPAs below 3.00 are:

  • Competitive MCAT and/or GRE scores (MCAT/GRE is not required to apply or gain admission--if you have not taken the MCAT prior to application, please do not take it for the purposes of admission)
  • Advanced college degree (e.g., J.D. or M.S.)
  • Career path in an allied health field where a lower GPA may not be a liability (e.g., nursing, physical therapy, etc.).

Applications for fall 2014 are due:  AUGUST 1, 2014

Applications for spring 2015 are due:  December 1, 2014.

Applications must be complete including all supplementary materials (i.e., 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.

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Financial Aid

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 FAFSA is completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

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.

Private Loans
Students who need additional funds to meet their cost of attendance can apply for private education loans