Welcome to the Post-Baccalaureate Program
The application cycle for the 2016-2017 Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Graduate Certificate Program is now closed and we are no longer accepting new applications. We are currently processing previously submitted applications and supporting documents at this time. The application cycle for the 2017-2018 class will open beginning in October 2016.
For more information about the program, please review the Admissions Requirements and Application Process links on the left.
The 2016-2017 VCOM Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med Program Class begins late July 2016. Bachelor’s degree must be conferred and all pre-requisite courses completed prior to the program’s start.
The program is an excellent preparation for individuals who are changing careers, interested in applying to an osteopathic (D.O.) or allopathic (M.D.) medical program and/or for graduating students who need to meet or strengthen the requirements for health professions schools. The program at VCOM is a non-degree granting, certificate program offered to additionally attract individuals from rural areas, low-socioeconomic status backgrounds, and underrepresented minorities.
Our five-year average acceptance rate to medical school for students completing the Post-Baccalaureate Program is approximately 70%.
The curriculum includes biomedical and research coursework, clinical experiences, and an international missions or Appalachian outreach experience.
Thank you for visiting the VCOM website to learn more about our Post-Baccalaureate Program.
Class of 2015
VCOM- Carolinas Campus
Hometown: Ashland, Virginia
Undergraduate: Bluefield College, BS in Criminal Justice
Virginia Commonwealth University, Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies- Health Policy and Biomedical Sciences
Graduate School: VCOM, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Interests: Avid guitar picker and loyal Allman Brothers fan. Road biking, climbing anything that is tall. Maintaining an active and adventurous lifestyle.
VCOM’s post baccalaureate program prepared me so that I could handle the rigors of a medical curriculum and provided me with a solid foundation for the first year. I also had a special clinical experience during that year in Veron, Dominican Republic, reinforcing my commitment to becoming a physician.