Description of Program
La Salle University's Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program affords individuals an opportunity to change their current career path with one in the health professions. This program provides students with the necessary prerequisites for admissions into medical school or another health professions program. The program is not intended for post-baccalaureate students who need to enhance their academic profile by retaking these undergraduate prerequisites. Students in La Salle's post-baccalaureate program have undergraduate degrees in engineering, business, and liberal arts.
Post-baccalaureate premedical students can choose to complete the program in 15 months or 21 months. The premedical prerequisites include general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, biology and math, and additional elective courses. At La Salle these courses would be CHM 111-112, CHM 201-202, PHY 105-106, BIO 210-220, and MTH 113. All courses are taken with La Salle undergraduates. Students who complete a minimum of seven science/math courses in this program receive a Certificate in Premedical Sciences.
The post-baccalaureate program has established Accelerated Acceptance programs with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Eligible candidates can apply and be accepted and matriculate within the same year. Requirements for each of the accelerated programs can be found at the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program Web site: (http://www.lasalle.edu/schools/cpcs/content.php?section=post_bac_certificates&group=prehealth&page=overview).