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Postbac pre-med programs are for students who already have a bachelor’s degree but have not taken the prerequisite science courses. They are designed for people who make the decision to go to med school late in their college career or decide on a career change after working at a different career. They can also be helpful to students who did poorly in their prerequisite science courses and need to improve their academic standing.
Special master’s programs are for students who are almost qualified for med school, but not quite. Maybe your GPA is too low but your MCATs are good, or vice, versa. Students in these programs often take the same classes as students currently in medical school. We recently had an alum take the SM program at Boston University and then matriculate into BU Med School, so these programs work if you qualify.
Here is more information:
For more information about pre-health professions advisement at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee Chairperson
Office: Hudson Hall 325
Phone: (518) 564-5160