The Glide Year

Adding to Your Experience

The glide year is the period following the program’s completion and prior to entering medical school. During this time, students submit applications to medical schools and engage in activities that will further enhance their medical preparation. The Post-Bac Pre-Med faculty and staff help students develop a plan of action for the glide year and support students throughout this period.

Sample Glide Year Activities

  • Clinical Research Assistant, Center for Behavioral Medicine, UVA
  • Clinical Research Assistant, Ryan White HIV Clinic, UVA
  • Community HealthCorps (Americorps), Brooklyn, NY
  • Editorial Assistant, Diabetes and Diabetes Care
  • Emergency Room Scribe, UVA
  • Integration Coordinator, International Rescue Committee (Americorps)
  • Kaplan MCAT Instructor
  • Medical/Office Assistant, Planned Parenthood
  • Nursing Staff, INOVA Hospital, Fairfax, VA
  • Patient Care Assistant, Medical Intensive Care Unit, UVA
  • Phlebotomist, Winchester Hospital, VA
  • Research Assistant, Center for Global Health, UVA
  • Research Coordinator, Center for Addiction Research & Education, UVA
  • Teach for America
  • Teaching Assistant, Introductory Chemistry, UVA
  • Americorps