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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-25 medical school.
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Why PRIME?

Designed for those who want to change careers and pursue medical school 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 and MCAT prep for each student.

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Meet a PRIME Student

Now headed to medical school in Texas, UCLA graduate Veronica Rosen improved her med-school candidacy during her time in the PRIME program.

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Apply

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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Career Military to Medical Career

When Zack Jenkins wanted to transition from the Air Force into a career in medicine, he turned to the PRIME program to help him prep for 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.