About the Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program
The Medical Post-Baccalaureate (postbac) Certificate Program is designed to give students who have the motivation, desire and commitment, additional skills and experiences that can propel them to become a competitive applicant for medical school. Strong applicants for medical school typically have:
- 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, and
- research activities
Medical schools also look for intangible qualities that separate applicants, namely demonstrated leadership, communications skills, planning and time management, and demonstrated self-directed active learning.
Many students possess respectable overall credentials, though they may be lacking 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 the development of these qualities.
Student Value-Added Proposition
The value add proposition of the FAU Medical Post Baccalaureate Certificate 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 and assist your opportunity to enter the medical profession, the ultimate measure of success lies with your motivation and performance.
The FAU Medical Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program aims to identify students whom 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 not only experience the rigors of graduate level education, but will receive enhanced personal and professional skills training, be introduced to advanced research techniques and presentations, and receive assistance in preparing to successfully achieve higher rankings on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). These complimentary parts of the medical postbac certificate program will better prepare the prospective medical student for the medical school admissions on the process.