Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program 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 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. For me, professional development sessions were crucial and have equipped me with the communication skills and background knowledge relating to problems in medicine that anyone in the field must be aware of to successfully achieve their goals of becoming a good physician. Overall, the program put me into the mental state necessary for success not only currently but in the continued future. Many of the skills I have learned here will stick with me as I continue to implement them into my life. The faculty is extremely helpful and always willing to talk whenever necessary. They look out for you in the same way a family does.

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

The FAU College of Medicine's Post-Baccalaureate 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, such as the Cleveland Clinic of Florida, which bolstered my credentials. However, it is the remarkable level of support and guidance provided by the distinguished faculty and staff during the application process that has proven to be the most significant differentiator. The results speak for themselves, as I was privileged to receive interview invitations from every MD medical school to which I applied, and I am currently honored to hold an acceptance with additional decisions forthcoming.

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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 through their methods and now I am confident that I will be a successful physician. I do not only feel prepared for medical school, I feels that the skills I learned here are applicable for my life in the long run. I am eternally grateful to this program for allowing me to see a light at the end of a tunnel that seemed closed off to me. As long as you put in your full efforts, this program will work for you.

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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. Not only did the courses prepare me for the rigor of medical school, we also were exposed to so many unique volunteering and research opportunities that definitely made me a more well-rounded individual and added to my strengths as an applicant. Thank you for everything!

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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. Without it, I don't think I would have an acceptance and be attending medical school within a few months. I am forever grateful for Dr. Jacomino, Gloria, and Mr. Goldstein for their endless help and encouragement along the way! I would recommend this program to any premed who needs that extra push and guidance like I did.

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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 and to improved one’s application for medical school is profound! I am truly grateful for my time here and enjoyed the experience!

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