Post-Baccalaureate Program

The deadline has passed and the application is now closed.

Post-Bac Information Sessions

Join us for a Post-Bac Information Session to learn more about the application requirements, selection criteria and to meet program faculty.

Post-Bac Information Sessions

About the Post-Baccalaureate (Post-bac)

The Post-Bac at UNR Med provides prospective medical school applicants, whose cumulative undergraduate GPA may be less competitive for admission, with an alternative pathway.

Applicants selected for the Post-Bac spend one year completing 32 credits of individually assigned upper division science coursework and preparing for the MCAT. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, Post-Bacs receive admission to the School of Medicine for the following year. These requirements include a 3.5 program GPA, an MCAT of 500 or above, and the following:

  • Attendance at monthly advising meetings with UNR Med’s Learning Specialist
  • Completion of MCAT Prep coursework
  • Attendance and active participation in team-based-learning seminars to sharpen study skills and professional competencies

Post-Bac Year 1

  • August-May: Complete 32 credits of upper division coursework and prepare for the MCAT.
  • May-July: Take MCAT and apply to UNR Med

Post-Bac Year 2

  • August-July: Gap year
  • August: Start Medical School

Application Requirements

Post-Bac Tuition and Fees

Credits taken in the Post-Bac program are assessed based upon residency status as undergraduate credits and include all mandatory fees. Eligibility for in-state tuition is determined by the university’s Office of Admissions & Records based upon information submitted on the NSHE Residency Form. This form is collected as part of the application process.

Admissions Review Process

The UNR Med Admissions process is mission-based, competency-focused and holistic that enrolls a maximum of 10 Post-Bac students per year. We strongly encourage applications from Nevada residents who are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine or from medically underserved rural or low-income communities. Applications are assessed for the following:

  • Demonstrated potential for success in the Post-Bac. This may include evidence of an upward grade trend, time management skills, a growth mindset, self-awareness, resilience, persistence, and a capacity to improve.
  • A mature passion for medicine that is informed through exposure to the field and clinical experiences, including patient interactions.
  • A demonstrated service orientation that includes serving individuals from vulnerable and underserved populations with compassion and cultural sensitivity.
  • A commitment to UNR Med’s mission to improve the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities, and to our institutional culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Development of AAMC’s Core Pre-Professional Competencies including cultural competence, ethical responsibility, reliability, dependability, teamwork and social skills.


  • Attend a Post-bac Information Session.
  • For additional questions or to receive updated program information, please email the UNR MED Office of Admissions.