The Post-baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program

The Post-baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program

Do you regret you haven't pursued your dream of becoming a physician? It's not too late.

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The University of Louisville offers a certificate program designed for career changers who majored in an area that did not allow them to take the necessary requirements for medical school admission. The Post-baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program is offered jointly by the School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences.



This is a competitive program with 15-20 spots available per academic year. Applicants must meet the following requirements for rolling admission.

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Have a 3.3 grade point average from undergraduate or graduate school
  • Have no more than 12 credit hours in premedical science course work (not including English and math courses)


Our program in committed to create a diverse healthcare work force that reflects our diverse community at large. Women and underrepresented minority students, are particularly encouraged to apply.


First complete a UofL undergraduate application to be admitted as a post-bac student. Second, complete a program certificate application provided by the Post- bac office.

Note: Admission as a post-baccalaureate does not guarantee entrance into the certificate program. If you are not selected for the certificate program, you may continue as a premed post-baccalaureate at UofL and contact A&S Advising or the Departments of Biology or Chemistry for further advising.


For more information about the Post-baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program for career changers,

please contact our office at (502) 852-2712 or send an email to service account

Center for Advising and Support Services

College of Arts and Sciences

University of Louisville

Louisville, Ky 40292

Please visit the Post-baccalaureate website for more information.