The average incoming science GPA was a 3.3. The average incoming overall GPA was a 3.4.
The UC San Diego Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program has an 92% success rate, meaning that 94% of our graduates who successfully completed the program (GPA > 3.3) and applied to medical school were accepted.
All courses are taught in the classroom, although many have online components through services like CANVAS or ZOOM.
Participating in a UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies educational program does not provide either a guarantee or preference in admission to University of California degree programs, including the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Students interested in applying to UC degree programs should refer to the UC Admissions website or the admissions office of the UC campus they wish to attend for details about the admissions process.
The UC San Diego Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program does have a linkage to Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, an Osteopathic medical school.
Yes. The UC San Diego Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program does have a conditional linkage to Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, an Osteopathic medical school.
We receive roughly 250 applications each cycle, and we interview approximately 80 individuals.
As with volunteering and employment, outside research work is strongly discouraged. The program is time consuming and activities that distract from the necessary focus on classes, homework and strengthening a science GPA are not recommended. UC San Diego School of Medicine is one of the foremost research universities in the country, so following the program, students will be able to connect with researchers in the student's area of interest. Post-program research is up to each individual student and is not a formal part of the program.
The fee includes all program tuition including upper-division biological sciences courses, seminars and workshops, MCAT Preparation (Kaplan Course), program support services including tutoring, mentors, coaching to help participants develop a medical school application portfolio and preparation for medical school interviewing. Living expenses, books and transportation are not included in the fee.
UC San Diego Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program students are responsible for securing their own housing. Many options are available, including limited on campus residences and options throughout the campus area as well as the greater La Jolla and San Diego regions. The UC San Diego Housing Office website can be helpful in locating housing near UC San Diego or on the UC San Diego campus. They can also be reached at (858) 534-3670 for an access code for listings.
Living near the UC San Diego campus can eliminate the need for most students to own a vehicle as campus and the surrounding neighborhoods are both bike friendly and easily accessed through public transportation. To help plan your commute to campus, use these resources:
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