College of Arts and Sciences
The Pre-Medical Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program is intended for those students who have completed a baccalaureate program, usually in a non-science area, and who now desire to come back to complete their science requirements for medical school. This program is applicable to those preparing for either allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) medical schools. It is also appropriate as preparation for other health careers, e.g. dentistry and physician assistant. The requirements do not differ significantly.
This program is not intended as a remedial program for students who have taken all of the required courses and need to improve their grades. It is not an “MCAT prep” course.
The applicant will be a strong student, one who will probably be competitive in a medical school application. Therefore, one’s collegiate grades are generally “B” or better. There are no strict cut-off grades for admission to the program. Rockhurst prides itself on individual attention to each student; hence many factors will go into one’s acceptance into this certificate program. This program has great flexibility.
The Admissions Committee and the Pre-Medical Advisory Committee review applications throughout the year. Students are informed by mail shortly after the decisions are made. An interview is not required, though it may be desired. The prospective student must supply the following before the application can be acted on:
- Completed application form.
- Official transcripts from all previous colleges, and ACT or SAT scores.
- An essay explaining your intentions (not more than 500 words with the application).
Students who complete this program with satisfactory grades will be awarded a Certificate in Pre-Medical Sciences.