PBPM

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical — Boston

If you are interested in the medical field and applying to a graduate medical, dental, osteopathic, veterinary, physician assistant, nursing or physical therapy program, the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical certificate program can help you gain the credentials you need to get there.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Overview

If you already hold an undergraduate degree and are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field, then the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical certificate program may be ideal for you. Enabling you to enhance your existing academic record by completing pre-medical courses, this innovative program prepares you to successfully apply to a medical, dental, osteopathic, veterinary, physician assistant, nursing, physical therapy, or other program. With a foundation at Northeastern, you will be prepared for success in your graduate program.

Designed for students who require all or most of the basic pre-medical courses, or students who want to re-take courses they previously have done poorly in. This program offers one-on-one advising, tutoring, success coaching, and other academic support services to support you along the journey to a career in the medical field.

Note: For information on receiving a committee letter, please see below.

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

Learn About Getting Real World Experience

Get Set with a Custom Course Plan

General Requirements

Students should check with the school(s) and programs of their choice to determine which courses they need to apply for admittance.  Additional work in biology, the behavioral sciences, clinical experience, or research experience may be recommended by different schools. 

Required Courses:

Complete at least eight of the following:

Mathematics

3.00
3.00
3.00
 

Biology

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
 

Chemistry

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
 

Physics

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
 

Psychology

3.00
 

 

Students must take 8 of the courses (including corresponding labs) listed below to receive a letter packet.

Students must take 10 of the courses (including corresponding labs) listed below to receive a committee letter.

  • BIO 1100/BIO 1101 Principles of Biology 1
  • BIO 1200/BIO 1201 Principles of Biology 2
  • BIO 2100/BIO 2101 Microbiology
  • BIO 2300 Cell Biology
  • BIO 2500/BIO 2501 Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • BIO 3100/BIO 3101 Biochemistry
  • CHM 1100/CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1
  • CHM 1200/CHM 1201 General Chemistry 2
  • CHM 2110/CHM 2111 Organic Chemistry 1
  • CHM 2200/CHM 2201 Organic Chemistry 2
  • CHM 2300/CHM 2301 Analytical Chemistry
  • PHY 1200/PHY 1201 Physics 1
  • PHY 2200/PHY 2201 Physics 2

For more information on requirements for the Committee Letter, please go to: https://undergraduate.northeastern.edu/prehealth/applying/prehealth-requirements/committee-letter-requirements/ and review the “Post-Bacc Students” tab.

Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Supplemental application: additional Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical application
  • Official undergraduate degree documentation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Cost and Tuition

Career Opportunities and Services

Overview

Did you know?

Employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015).

Did you know?

The median annual wage for physicians and surgeons was $208,000 in May 2018. (U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics)

From Our Faculty

"Our pre-medical program allows for a lot of experiential learning and meeting of the minds, because healthcare professionals-in-training need to be ready for complex jobs and career options, with more opportunities to make an impact on the nation's overall health and wellness,' as my colleague Professor Timothy Hoff recently said." — Elizabeth Zulick, Lead Faculty Member