Weather Closure

University of Alaska Anchorage campus will be closed September 24, 2021 beginning at 6:40 AM, due to weather. Students and employees should check their email for more information. The university will remain closed for the weekend and reopen on Monday morning.

The Alaska Airlines Center will be open Saturday, September 25, for the home volleyball match that afternoon.

POST BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE IN PRE-MEDICAL STUDIES

Post Baccalaureate Certificate

Beginning this fall, the Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education and the College of Health at UAA are delighted to offer a new 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.

Curriculum

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.

Interested Applicants

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