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Premedical Studies

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Postbaccalaureate Premedical Studies

Postbaccalaureate premedical studies at Purchase is designed for the college graduate who desires a medical career, but has little or no preparation in the sciences, or whose science courses are outdated. The program provides the basic course requirements to enroll in professional schools in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and allied health. Additionally, students complete internships and clinical experiences individually tailored to complement their background and interests. The program focuses on achieving success on the appropriate entrance examinations and attaining acceptance by the professional school. In addition to these basics, the program offers:

Premedical Advisory Committee

  • Individualized advising
  • Letter of recommendation from the committee for applications to professional schools that prefer such recommendations

Career Development Center

  • Assistance with credential management through Interfolio.com
  • Walk-in counseling hours for résumé critiques and interviewing tips
  • Resources for selecting graduate and medical schools
  • Access to Purchase JobScore for related jobs and internships while enrolled

Once registered at Purchase, consult with a premedical studies advisor if you have taken courses that may fulfill a specific requirement. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the science courses taken at Purchase College to continue on the premedical studies path. Students who do not meet this average upon starting classes at Purchase may begin under provisional terms but must maintain a 3.2 GPA after the first semester at Purchase.