UAA/Alaska WWAMI offers new post-baccalaureate certificate for students interested in medical school
by WWAMI School of Medical Education |
This fall, UAA will be offering a new post-baccalaureate certificate in pre-medical studies to help those students who already have a baccalaureate degree prepare themselves for medical school and complete their pre-requisite coursework. The program as designed will be housed in the College of Health and administered by the Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education
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 school, while at the same time completing the courses that they require in order to be eligible to apply.
Admission 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 the certificate, students must complete minimum of 24 credits of which 15 credits must be upper division. These credits must include 9 credits taken from the core requirements (BIOL 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.
Learn more about PreMed Advising at UAA.