How did the program improve your overall academic record?
“By taking the medical gross anatomy course before taking the full first year curriculum, I was able to put in extra time and effort to study the material, spend time in lab and bulk up my GPA. The knowledge I gained from this course has assisted me in many of the other classes I am currently taking as a first year medical student. I have also benefited by increased time to study for my current medical school courses.”
– Sunny Robertson
“Taking Gross Anatomy gave me a better overall understanding of the science material that was being taught in other courses. This helped me to do better in those classes and improved my overall academic standing.”
– Lauren Lewis
Post-Baccalaureate Medical Science Program
The Post-baccalaureate Medical Science Program (PMSP) at LMU is a selective program offering a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students for matriculation into medical school. The PMSP is designed to enhance the student’s academic background in science, test-taking skills and competitiveness for medical school.
A key part of success in the program is an evaluation of your academic record and planning steps to strengthen your portfolio. You will be advised by an experienced pre-med advisor so that you will have the opportunity to complete course work needed for a strong medical school application in addition to the highly advantageous DCOM Medical Gross Anatomy course.
Our rigorous curriculum of upper-level biology courses helps prepare you for the demands of the first two years of medical school course work and demonstrates to medical school admission committees that you are academically qualified for medical school. You will be part of a cohort of students preparing for medical school, with study groups and open-door access to our professors as a mainstay of the program.
The Medical Gross Anatomy course is an important part of our curriculum. You will take course along with first year medical students. This course is taught by faculty from the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and provides you with an opportunity to get to know the medical school anatomy faculty and form professional relationships with them. Also, if you receive an A or B in the course, that grade will transfer to DCOM should you be accepted there, and will not have to retake it during your 1st year of medical school.
Your score on the MCAT exam is an important factor considered by medical school admission committees. An online intensive MCAT prepration course is available from Kaplan. You will receive information about this if recommended by the director after evaluating your application portfolio. It is required that all applicants submit an MCAT score of 20 or higher to be accepted into the program.
Of course, a medical school admissions committee considers much more than a student’s academic qualifications. Admission committees also consider a student’s professionalism, empathy, compassion and commitment to medicine. Important aspects of the PMSP are the community service component and the opportunity to shadow a health care provider in the local community. We are dedicated to helping you make your application to medical school as strong as possible in every area.