Post-Baccalaureate Pathway Program
The Post-Baccalaureate (Post-Bac) Pathway Program is a supportive, one-year academic post-baccalaureate program for students seeking admission to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.
The 2023-2024 Post-Baccalaureate Application is now open.
About the Post-Bac
The Post-Bac Program curriculum provides a structured, on campus curriculum for individuals who have encountered prior academic challenges to further develop and demonstrate academic readiness for medical school. Post-Bac students complete 32-34 credits of upper-division coursework at the University of Nevada, Reno to fill in any gaps in their science education and to support their preparation for medical school and success on standardized exams, including an intensive MCAT preparatory course. The program also includes regular check-ins with a learning specialist to help set and achieve professional development goals that support success as future UNR medical students.
Post-Bac students who successfully complete program requirements are assured admission to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in the year following completion of the program and upon completion of the MD application process, including submission of the AMCAS (primary) and Secondary (UNR Med) applications.
Requirements for assured admission include a minimum cumulative program GPA of 3.5 and earning a minimum MCAT score set annually by the admissions committee.
Post-Bac Program Timeline
|November 15, 2023||Post-Bac Program application opens|
|January 15, 2024||Post-Bac Program application deadline.|
|February 1, 2024||Post-Bac Program applicants notified if selected for an interview. Interview required to move forward in the review process.|
|March 15, 2024||Applicants who complete interview are notified of admission decision.|
|August 2024||Post-Bac Program orientation|
|August 2024 - May 2025||Post-Bac student complete 32-34 credits of upper-division science courses and MCAT preparatory program.|
|May 2025 - August 2025||Post-Bac students take MCAT and submit MD application to UNR Med.|
|August 2026||Post-Bac students who meet program requirements matriculate as medica students at UNR Med.|
Please note that upon successfully completing the Post-Bac Program requirements, there is a one-year gap year before students matriculate to medical school
- We invite you to attend Post-Bac Program Information Sessions hosted each fall before and after the application opens.
- For additional questions or to receive updated program information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.