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Post Baccalaureate

Premedical Education

Preparing for medical school

It has been widely shown that medical students often go back to the communities they come from, especially those who once lived in rural or urban communities that lacked adequate health care. We recognize that many future providers have a passion for medicine, but their journey to medical school may have been challenged by their communities' limited educational and financial resources.

The Post-Baccalaureate Program aims to address these gaps in health care and foster academic, career and personal success in aspiring physicians by giving a select number of high-potential students on our medical school admissions waiting list an opportunity to gain admission to Heritage College. 

The program consists of one academic year of prescribed upper-level science coursework at Ohio University, plus participation in our four-week Prematriculation Program. Students who complete all program requirements and finish the post-bac program with a 3.2 overall GPA will be guaranteed admission to that fall's entering class.  

Consideration for the program begins by applying to Heritage College, completing the interview process, and receiving a waitlist decision from the Student Selection Advisory Committee. No other application is necessary. Student Selection Advisory Committee members will convene at the end of the interview cycle in May to select participants. 

Potential post-bac students must also:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident status
  • Have obtained a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Have taken the MCAT within three years of matriculation to Heritage College with a score of 490 or better.