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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, offered by a top-40, tier-I research university and housed in a top-24 medical school.
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Designed for those who want to change careers and those who have been on a pre-med track and want to bolster their chances of med-school admission, PRIME offers a customized course schedule, a dedicated advisor, and MCAT prep for each student.

Download the PRIME brochure

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Meet our Students

Our students have unique backgrounds and stories to share. Hear how the PRIME program has helped them become better prepared for med school admission.

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Ready to boost your medical-school admissions profile? Find out more about what it takes to get in to the PRIME program.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Our certificate program typically takes one to two years to complete. We've got a semester-by-semester breakdown of costs.

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Program Events

Missed our most recent PRIME webinar? Watch the Replay.

Join the Director of the program and a current PRIME student in learning about the post-baccalaureate path to medical school.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many courses are offered? What if I've already completed all my science courses required for medical school? We've got answers to these and other questions to help you decide if the PRIME program is right for you.