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Post Baccalaureate Certificate

The Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education and the College of Health at UAA are delighted to offer a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies. This certificate is designed to help those students who already have a baccalaureate degree prepare themselves for medical school and complete their pre-requisite coursework.


The curriculum is based on the admissions requirements of the University of Washington School of Medicine, of which the UAA WWAMI School of Medical Education is a part, and is structured so that successful students will graduate with a certificate whose transcript clearly shows programmatic rigor and relevance to medical schools in general. Due to the flexibility of the program, students from a variety of baccalaureate degrees can use the wide-ranging elective options to make themselves more competitive applicants.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for this program, students must have completed a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.  Applicants should also consult with a faculty member of the Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education’s Pre-Medical Advising Committee before enrolling in this program.

Certificate Requirements

To earn this 1-year certificate, students must complete a minimum of 24 credits, of which 15 credits must be upper-division.  These credits must include 9 credits taken from the core requirements (CHEM A321 Organic Chemistry I, CHEM A441 Biochemistry I and either BIOL A242 Fundamentals of Cell Biology or BIOL 2A52 Principles of Genetics) and 15 credits taken from a defined list of relevant electives. For specific program requirements, please refer to the current UAA Academic Catalog.

Interested Applicants

Please schedule a meeting with one of our PreMed Advisors or email questions to Dr Ian Van Tets.