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Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program

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The only Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program of its kind in Georgia.

Are you a career-changer who wants to pursue medical, dental, or veterinary school but has little or no academic background in the sciences? Are you a college undergraduate who has decided on medical, dental, or veterinary school—and it’s too late to change your major? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then the Agnes Scott College post-baccalaureate pre-medical program is for you!  

 

Take a look at our program information below, our curriculum, and application requirements. Our post-baccalaureate pre-medical students who complete our program have an acceptance rate of close to 75% into health professions schools of their choice.

 

What's stopping you from starting tomorrow today?

 

Open to highly motivated men and women with successful undergraduate academic careers, this Post-Bacc Pre-Med program offers the rigors of medical school in a supportive environment:


  • This 13-month cohort program features comprehensive studies in pre-medical laboratory sciences available through our undergraduate departments.
  • Small class sizes only with others in cohort.
  • Personalized attention from professors in a challenging program that prepares you for the rigor of medical school.
  • Exceptional science and laboratory facilities.
  • Engaged staff who support you with mock interviews, proofreading, guest speakers and committee letters.
  • Linkage agreement with the Mercer University School of Medicine - students who are Georgia residents and meet the requirements can bypass the glide year and enroll in medical school upon completion of the program.

Agnes Scott's Post-Bacc Pre-Med program facilitates a compassionate, supportive environment where students learn from their professors and peers within their cohort. We take a holistic approach by assisting with the academics, as well as aiding with an action plan for your MCAT preparation and medical school application process.

  • Academic Advising
  • Wellness Center & Counseling Services
  • Personal Statement Development
  • Resume Review
  • Mock Interviews
  • Committee Letter service (within two years of program completion only)
  • Health Professions information sessions
  • MCAT & American Medical College Application timelines
  • MCAT Prep Course available at reduced rate to PBPM students

 

 

The success of any program relies on the successful outcomes of its students. Our PBPM students have an acceptance rate of close to 75% into health professions schools of their choice. Students have recently continued on to schools including:

  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Mercer University
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Morehouse College
  • PCOM Georgia Campus
  • Stanford University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas
  • Vanderbilt University
  • VCOM (Auburn)

Linkage agreements allow students to avoid the “glide year” (the year between filing the AMCAS application and matriculation) by initiating the application process to a medical program. 

Mercer University Linkage Agreement*
Agnes Scott’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical (PBPM) students meeting certain qualifications are invited to apply as early applicants to Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM). By participating in the Agnes Scott-Mercer linkage program, you can be a year closer to reaching your goal of becoming a physician and avoid the "glide year".

PBPM students who are admitted to MUSM enroll in medical school immediately upon completion of Agnes Scott’s PBPM program instead of spending the next year applying to medical schools.

Qualification Requirements for the ASC-MUSM linkage program:

  • Be a resident of Georgia
  • Be willing to practice primary care in rural or underserved Georgia
  • Enter Agnes Scott’s PBPM program in the May session
  • Complete all prerequisite science courses required by Mercer
  • Complete all Agnes Scott PBPM requirements
  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 3.5 or greater in the PBPM program
  • Earn at least a 28 on the MCAT
  • Continue to demonstrate the personal, ethical and professional qualities required of Mercer’s School of Medicine students

 

*Agnes Scott PBPM students are not guaranteed admission into this linkage program. Students who meet the requirements are allowed to apply and candidates are selected by the MUSM admission committee just as in a regular medical school application cycle.



 

 

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Laura Ragmanauskaite ’15 is a post-baccalaureate pre-medical graduate now in her fourth year at the Emory University School of Medicine. Originally from Lithuania, she moved to the United States at 13 years old. She attended Furman University for her undergraduate degree on a path to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, but chose a new direction two months before graduation. “I decided I wanted to be a doctor, and my fear of physics was not a good enough reason not to go for it,” she said. “I have always enjoyed learning about all the amazing things our bodies can do, and being a doctor lets me use that knowledge to help people. There is no better career in my opinion.”


As Ragmanauskaite was researching post-baccalaureate programs to complete her prerequisites for medical school, Agnes Scott’s support of women in science made it the clear winner. “From the amazing professors to the great classmates, three of which are now my classmates at Emory, I could not have asked for a better post-baccalaureate pre-medical program,” she says. “The best part of the program was the professors. They were so invested in helping us excel and building a solid educational foundation.”


Ragmanauskaite completed the program in June 2015, and along with this strong foundation in the sciences, she gained great friendships with her fellow students. “I built a strong bond with my amazing cohort,” she says. “One of my favorite memories was our post-baccalaureate pre-medical prom, where we came dressed in our best to our very last physics lab, then went out to celebrate in Decatur.”


“The post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Agnes Scott is fantastic, and its focus is to help you in achieving your goals,” she adds. “It is a great environment in which to learn and grow.”

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