Post-Baccalaureate PreMedical Program (Postbac MEDPREP)
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Be a Career Changer

Transitioning to a medical career can be challenging without an established science background or clinical experience: We are here to help.

Postbac MEDPREP at Michigan

The Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program at the University of Michigan Medical School (Postbac MEDPREP) is an 8 to 14-month program designed to enable someone without a science background to prepare for medical school and a career as a physician.

Postbac MEDPREP includes science-intensive coursework, health care experiential learning opportunities, training and preparation for the MCAT exam, and comprehensive support throughout the medical school application process—all with the resources of the University of Michigan’s highly regarded Medical School at your disposal. In addition, students have access to the entire University of Michigan academic community, which is currently ranked as the No. 1 pre-medical college in the U.S.

Our program is designed for those who want to take a new path in their professional life; however, if you are seeking to enhance or improve an existing academic record for a more competitive medical school application we encourage you to consider the Master’s Program in Physiology and/or the Master's Program in Biochemistry (coursework track).

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Learners in our program each have an intersectionality of many identities, perspectives and experiences. We embrace the diversity within our community and are committed to continuously enriching a more diverse, equitable and inclusive legacy. Read the University’s 2024 statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Application Overview

Application information and requirements on applying to Postbac MEDPREP.

Timeline & Curriculum

See a preview of the Postbac MEDPREP curriculum schedule.

Tuition & Fees

Information about tuition, residency and financial aid.

MEDPREP Advising

Prepare to Succeed

With a small cohort of students admitted to Postbac MEDPREP every year, we are able to provide individualized attention and support to every person in the program. Postbac MEDPREP’s accelerated pace and intensive content are balanced with resources and guidance to ensure your success along the way, including:

  • Upper-level, priority enrollment in academic courses
  • Tutoring services
  • Review sessions
  • MCAT exam scheduling and preparation
  • Med. School application advising, workshops, and support
  • One-on-one meetings with program staff and Director

Our Postbac MEDPREP team works exclusively with post-baccalaureate students, focused on the unique needs of this group and dedicated to helping you navigate the entire pre-med process.

More Information
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Information Sessions

We hold both an in-person open house and an online webinar for those interested in exploring Postbac MEDPREP. Both occur in late summer or early fall. See more on these Information Sessions.

View recording from December 2023 webinar



Listen to the Code Maize podcast about the Postbac MEDPREP program:

Podcast: Learn about the Postbac MEDPREP Program at the University of Michigan Medical School