Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program

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The Medical Post-Baccalaureate (Postbac) Program at FAU Schmidt College of Medicine is designed to give students the motivation, desire, commitment, additional skills and experiences to propel them to become competitive applicants for medical school. The Medical Post-Baccalaureate (Postbac) Program at FAU Schmidt College of Medicine is a career enhancer for graduate students who have already successfully completed all of the prerequisite coursework for medical school.

Strong applicants for medical school typically have the following:

  • Excellent overall and science grade point averages (GPA)
  • Sufficiently high scores on their Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • Strong letters of recommendation and a history of medical volunteerism
  • Research activities

Medical schools also look for intangible qualities that separate applicants: demonstrated leadership, communications skills, planning and time management, and demonstrated self-directed active learning.

Many students possess respectable overall credentials, though they may need to improve in one or more of the above areas. The Medical Postbac Program, directed by faculty with extensive experience in medical school admissions and educators with significant experience in addressing the needs of individual students, can aid in developing these qualities.

Student Value-Added Proposition

The value proposition of the Medical Postbac Program will provide a comprehensive curriculum that will assist prospective medical school applicants in their personal and professional growth, with the ultimate aim of improving their opportunities for acceptance into a medical school or additional healthcare career opportunities. While our comprehensive program is designed to improve your chances to enter the medical profession, your motivation and performance are the ultimate measures of success.

Reasons to Apply


The Medical Postbac Program aims to identify students who would benefit from coaching and small-group interaction with highly trained faculty and staff in an advanced curriculum. Completion of the program would enable students to become more competitive candidates and enhance their relevant skills and competitive profiles for application for admission to medical schools. Through our innovative courseware structure, students will experience the rigors of graduate-level education, receive enhanced personal and professional skills training, and receive assistance in preparing to successfully achieve higher rankings on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). These complimentary parts of the Medical Postbac Program will better prepare the prospective medical student for the medical school admissions process.

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Alumni Experiences

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Ahmed Abdalla
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY - 2023

"The FAU College of Medicine Postbac program has been a very important step in my path to becoming a physician. The courses help you not only gain a strong foundation in their respective topics but also allow you an opportunity to find what study methods work for you in medical school in a low risk manner..."

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Red Mitchell Abelgas
Florida State University College of Medicine, FL - 2023

"The FAU College of Medicine Postbac Program has been a paramount factor in my pursuit of medical education. In addition to the comprehensive MCAT preparation, the program provides abundant opportunities for volunteering and engaging in research positions at renowned medical institutions..."

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Kerstin Castro
VCOM College of Osteopathic Medicine, SC - 2023

"Before this program, I was told that I was more suitable for nursing rather than becoming a physician. The directors raised me up above and beyond what I could have ever imagined..."

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Nada Eldawy
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU, FL - 2023

"I am so grateful to the Medical Postbac Program for helping to build my confidence through professional development and taking a vested interest in my success as a medical school applicant..."

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Melissa Gonzalez
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, AL - 2023

"Great growth both personally and professionally has occurred within me due to the program. I met amazing individuals who helped me immensely with the application and interview process..."

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Sydney Sheppard
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, AL - 2023

"This is a program that is truly for anybody at any stage of their premedical school journey. The opportunity to grow in so many different avenues ..."

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers students a variety of educational programs and degrees.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431