This June, the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program welcomed its 13th cohort with 24 students. This year, the program launched the inaugural Math Bootcamp which was held both on Grounds and online. For two days, students had the opportunity to brush up on their math skills before jumping into their rigorous science coursework.
On their first official day of Orientation, students met with PBPM staff, alumni, and faculty, including the program’s new Academic Director, Biochemistry Professor Charlie Grisham. In the evening, they enjoyed a summer cookout in Zehmer Hall’s backyard before waking up early to complete a community service project with City Schoolyard Garden where they cleaned up the Burnley Moran Elementary School’s gardens. All Post-Bac students will complete eight credits of General Chemistry over the summer before returning for the traditional academic year to complete courses in Biology, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry and the US Healthcare seminar taught by the program’s Medical Advisor, Dr. Robert Powers.