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2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Pre-Med Individualized Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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The Pre-Med Individualized Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program is an individualized program of study designed for students who wish to pursue entrance to medical school but lack all of the prerequisite pre-med courses. UMass Dartmouth utilizes an interdepartmental committee (Pre-Med Committee) consisting of faculty members from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Physics and Psychology, who oversee the advising and preparation of undergraduate and graduate students for medical school admission independent of their major or previous academic degrees. By enrolling  in the Pre-Med Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program, students avail themselves of appropriate academic advising and other UMass Dartmouth pre-med activities.

Curriculum: The actual selection of courses and total certificate credits will depend on each student’s previous academic record. Qualified post-baccalaureate pre-medical, pre-dental or pre-veterinary students, after consultation and approval by the pre-medical certificate advisor, select no more than a total of 32 credits. Of these, a maximum of 8 credits can be earned from independent/research study and/or a maximum of 16 credits can be earned in science/math elective courses.

Admission: Students interested in acceptance to this program should request a post-baccalaureate certificate packet from the Pre-Med Individualized Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program advisor and bring the completed form to the advisor, along with a copy of all college/university transcripts showing courses, grades and completion of a baccalaureate degree. If an agreement is reached, the advisor and student will record the specific program courses on a second form, which is submitted for approval by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Graduate Studies (Office of Graduate Studies).

For additional information, please contact
Eileen Carreiro, Department of Medical
Laboratory Science, 508 999-8213 or by
email (

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