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Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program

What is the Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program?

The Loyola Marymount University Pre-medical Post-baccalaureate Program is for those who have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution in an unrelated field, and have completed less than four of the prerequisite courses for admission to medical or dental school. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 is required to qualify for the program.

The ideal candidate will have had sufficient experience in the medical field, either through volunteer work or previous employment, to serve as a basis for an informed, mature, and committed decision to enter the field of medicine or dentistry.

What Do Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program Students Do?

The program is designed to prepare students for the challenges of medical and dental school by offering intensive, full-time study in the classroom (minimum 12 semester hours Fall and Spring semesters, and 6 semester hours in two 6-week Summer sessions) and in the community over a 13-month period. A structured and comprehensive curriculum gives students the opportunity to prepare for the MCAT or DAT in five terms. To remain in the program, students must maintain a minimum of 3.2 term GPA. 

The program enrollment is set at 14-16 students to give individual attention, support, advising, and resources that meet students’ needs.

Is This Major Right for You?

You might be a Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program candidate if you:

  • Plan to attend medical school
  • Have already graduated from college
  • Want to be a doctor or dentist
  • Want to be a physical therapist
  • Want to be a veterinarian
  • Care deeply about the health of others 

About Our Faculty

Our faculty members come from various LMU Departments. Our Health Professions Advisory Committee members come from Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics, Biology, and Health and Human Sciences backgrounds. Faculty members are experts in fields such as physical therapy and occupational therapy programs, neuroactive natural products, cosmology and HEP, models of athletics, quantum mechanics, fractal holography, and genetic control of developmental processes. 

Our faculty members regularly publish and present the results of their research, work closely with students, and have a wide range of professional and academic experience. 

About Our Students and Graduates

LMU graduates of the Pre-Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program have been accepted at dozens of medical colleges around the country. Examples include Harvard Medical School, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Howard University, Dartmouth Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. 

Representative Courses

Our courses have included:

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry Lab
  • General Biology
  • Biology Lab
  • General Physics
  • Physics Lab
  • General Physiology
  • Cell Function
  • Genetics
  • Calculus for the Life Sciences
  • Calculus II
  • Biochemistry
  • Statistics
  • Independent Studies 

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