Post-Baccalaureate Certificate / FAQs

Can the Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate program prepare me for admission to health professional schools other than medical schools?

Yes. Coursework supports applicants to the following programs:

  • Medical school
  • Dental school
  • Veterinary school
  • Physician assistant programs
  • Nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • PhD graduate programs

My undergraduate degree is in a completely different field. Am I still eligible to apply?

Yes. You would choose the preparatory pathway.

Do you have men in your Post-Baccalaureate program?

Yes. Graduate programs at Meredith are for both women and men.

Do I need to take the MCAT to apply?

No. We will also accept SAT, ACT, or GRE scores.

Do I need to have clinical experience to apply?

No, but clinical experience is an important part of our program and required for both pathways.

How long will it take for me to complete the program?

You must complete the program within one calendar year.

When are classes held?

Classes are held during the day. We do have two post-baccalaureate only classes held in the evening.

When can I start?

The majority of Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate students begin in the summer semester. If students have already completed a large number of pre-requisites for health professional school, it is possible to begin the program in the fall semester.

What health care programs have Meredith graduates been accepted into?

Meredith graduates have been accepted into numerous health care programs including the following:

Medical Schools (MD/DO)

  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Virginia Campus)
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Carolinas Campus)
  • University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Rush Medical College

Dental Schools

  • University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Veterinary Schools

  • NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Pharmacy Schools

  • Campbell University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • University of Kentucky

Nursing Schools

  • Duke University

Physical Therapy Programs

  • East Carolina University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Touro College

Physician Assistant Programs

  • Duke University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Campbell University

Do you have financial aid?

Yes. Our Financial Assistance office can help you apply for loans for your graduate education.  The program qualifies for federal loans.

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