Applications for the 2022-23 Post-Bac cycle open on November 15 and the deadline to apply is January 12.
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.
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
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.