Would you recommend this program to other students and why?
“I would recommend this program as a way to not only strengthen your medical school application, but also enhance your study skills and prepare for the path of a medical student. In addition, by taking anatomy first, the extra time available to dedicate to anatomy studies will assist you in being a better physician and allow you to spend more time on your other classes during your first semester as a first year medical student.”
– Sunny Robertson
“I would recommend this program to anyone interested in increasing their competitiveness in applying to medical school or improving their study habits in preparation for applying to other health-related professional programs.
– Zachary Tomlinson
“I would highly recommend the Post-Bac program because it offers so many advantages that you would not otherwise get being a first year med student. You are more prepared, already familiar with the area and the people, and have the advantage of possibly not having to take Gross Anatomy your first semester. This becomes a great advantage and easier transition when you are trying to handle all the other courses your first year.”
– Lauren Lewis
Post-Baccalaureate Medical Science Program
Candidates for admission to the LMU PMSP must meet the following requirements:
- Candidates must submit an MCAT score of 20 or higher to be admitted to the program.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university or college. Applicants must have official transcripts submitted directly to the LMU Office of Admissions.
- Undergraduate cumulative and science GPA of 2.75 reflected on official transcripts.
- Complete the online application and submit the application fee
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty members are required. At least one must be from a science faculty member. Or you may submit a single letter if it is written by a pre-health advisory committee.
- Candidates admitted to the LMU PMSP are expected to maintain full-time academic loads and are advised not to carry additional outside employment
- Are US citizens or a Greencard holder.
Visit the LMU Office of Admissions website here.
Applicants with foreign academic credentials equivalent to a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college or university may be admitted to the PMSP pending review of their credentials and evaluation of foreign transcripts by World Education Services (www.wes.org), Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. (www.gceus.com), or Josef Silny & Associates (www.jsilny.com).
In making decisions regarding acceptance of candidates to the PMSP, the admissions committee considers the rigor and quality of the undergraduate curriculum the student has taken. The admissions committee looks for evidence that the student has developed the academic ability to meet the demands of the PMSP.
The admission committee expects that candidates will have completed the prerequisite science courses for admission into medical school. Required courses for admission to the PMSP include
- Biology: Minimum of 8 semester credit hours
- Inorganic Chemistry: Minimum of 8 semester credit hours (including lecture and lab)
- Organic Chemistry: Minimum of 8 semester credit hours (including lecture and lab)
- Physics: Minimum of 8 semester credit hours (including lecture and lab)
- English Composition: Minimum of 6 semester credit hours
All required classes must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Students who did not fulfill these basic prerequisite requirements as part of their undergraduate curriculum will be asked to complete these requirements before admission to the PMSP. These courses can be taken at LMU or elsewhere.