All students are encouraged to have completed undergraduate courses in:
Mathematics (to Calculus), Upper division Biological Science, Humanities,
The admissions committee of the UCSF School of Medicine Post Baccalaureate Program is committed to practicing fair and impartial
review of each applicant’s file in accordance with the stated criteria for post baccalaureate eligibility and admissions and
in accordancewith the UC non-discrimination policy.
The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related),ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. The Universityalso prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs andactivities.
The summer componentBegins June 20, 2011
The summer component will include intensive MCAT instruction to reinforce the knowledgeand skills needed to achieve a high score. Structured practice tests and review sessions willsupplement the core instruction component. Participants are expected to take the MCATexamination in mid-August to early September.A learning skills specialist will test and evaluate program participants. Workshops will beoffered to enhance skills in test taking techniques, critical thinking, time management, and emotionalwell-being.Participants will receive individual attention in preparing their medical school applicationsand personal statements. The program coordinators will help the participants assemble theirapplications to ensure that all relevant information regarding background and experience is included.In addition, assistance in selecting appropriate schools for application will be provided.
The fall component
The fall component will include a continuation of medical school application preparation andinterviewing techniques. Mock interviews will be conducted and videotaped for participantevaluation and feedback.Participants will have an opportunity to establish a more competitive academic record bytaking science courses at San Francisco State University. Each participant is expected to take at least 9
units during the fall semester. Participants will be advised by an advisor as to the appropriate
courses needed to enhance their academic profiles. Participants’ progress in science courses will be
monitored, and they will be expected to achieve a minimum 3.5 GPA.Seminars on health care issues in underserved communities will be held and a colloquium willbe held during the fall component.
The spring component
Each participant is expected to take at least 9 units during the spring semester. Participantswill be advised by an advisor as to the appropriate courses needed to enhance their academic
profiles. Participants’ progress in science courses will be monitored, and they will be expected to
achieve a minimum 3.5 GPA.Seminars on health care issues will continue during the spring component, as well as monthlycolloquia. A special commencement celebration will be held upon completion of the program.