Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical (PBPM) is designed for college graduates with strong academic records who have made a late decision to pursue a career in medicine. The one-year, full-time, residential program provides the science courses students need to be eligible for medical school admission.

  • Schedule & Format

    • Full Time
    • One-Year Residential Program
    • Charlottesville, VA
    Note: The program is not remedial. It is not intended for individuals who wish to strengthen a weak academic record. 

    Annual Schedule

  • Individualized Support

    Small class sizes of 30-35 students, ensures individualized attention
    • Program Director with 20 years of experience helping pre-meds prepare for and succeed in the application process for med school
    • Academic Advisor with 9 years of experience in graduate and medical school admissions
    • Academic Director with 35 years of teaching pre-med students
    • Medical Director with 25 years in academic practice

    Advising Details

  • Admission Requirements

    Bachelor's Degree
    Excellent academic record

    Applications accepted Aug 1 - Feb 15

    Admission Details

  • Tuition & Financial Aid

    Estimated Cost

    In-State:  $29,154
    Out-of-State: $34,558

    Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates are adjusted annually.

    Financial Aid
    Financial aid, scholarships and payment plans are available

    Tuition & Financial Aid Details

Medical School Admission Success

The Post-Bac Pre-Med Program has a 95 percent acceptance rate to medical school. This success is attributed to the expert, individualized guidance students receive throughout the medical school application, interview process, and MCAT preparation.

Program Director

Susan Salko brings nearly 20 years of experience helping pre-meds prepare for and succeed in their quest to enter medical school and become physicians. She's just one member of the supportive team that supports, academically prepares, and provides students with the opportunities to gain the clinical experience needed to be competitive in medical school.

Welcome Message

Susan Salko

Susan Salko

I stand ready to guide you through what is a rigorous but exciting first step on your journey to becoming a physician.

Student Stories

Our students and alumni can tell you the impact the Post-Bac Pre-Med program has had on their lives and careers.
Lee Spitzer

Lee Spitzer

When a Ph.D. in English leads you to medicine

After earning a Ph.D. in English, Lee Spitzer was inspired to enroll in the Post-Bac Pre-Med program after working with cancer patients and caregivers through a creative writing program he developed at Washington University’s Siteman Cancer Center.

Angela Mosley

Angela Mosley

Career goal shifts from clinical psychology to medicine

Seeing health care disparities first hand, Angela Mosley decided to pursue a career in medicine. UVa's Post-Bac Pre-Med Program was one of five programs she considered.