Post-Baccalaureate Education

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Rise Above the Competition

At Case Western Reserve University, our post-baccalaureate programs are designed to equip you with the competitive edge to enhance your medical school, professional, or PhD applications. Whether you need to enhance your academic rigor, build upon your research experience, or improve your standardized exam score for a future admissions application, completing a post-bacc program can make the difference as you prepare for your next professional journey.

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PRIME Certificate

Post-baccalaureate Readiness Instruction for bioMedical Education (PRIME) is a post-baccalaureate certificate (non-degree) program for students who need additional preparation to have a competitive application for MD or DO programs. 

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MS in Anatomy

The MS in Anatomy is a two-year program established for students seeking a comprehensive education in the anatomical sciences. The rigorous core curriculum helps students increase their clinical knowledge of the human form and its many functions. 

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MS in Medical Physiology

The MS in Medical Physiology is a flexible, 32-credit post-baccalaureate program designed to build students’ backgrounds in medical physiology and prepare them for medical, dental, and other professional schools.

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MS in Pathology

The MS in Pathology (or Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease) is a 16-month degree program for students who are interested in pursuing advanced coursework in Immunology, Cancer Biology, Neurodegeneration, or Pathology.

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PREP

The Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is designed to support and prepare recent diverse college graduates for PhD programs and subsequent careers in biomedical research by offering paid research experiences with seasoned investigators in active and dynamic laboratories. 

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Dean's Scholars Program

The Dean’s Scholars Program provides a rigorous coordinated curriculum specifically designed to maximize the success of URP postdoctoral scholars transitioning to independent faculty positions at CWRU. 

If you’re interested in learning more about any of the Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine master’s, post-baccalaureate or PhD programs, we invite you to complete the Request More Information form. In addition, should you wish to contact any of the programs directly via email, please visit Academic Program Contacts for a comprehensive list and the program experts will respond to your inquiry. We aim to ensure your experience is tailored to you and your unique background and goals for a successful and impactful career in healthcare and medicine.