Program Plan for Career Changers

 The Program

This program is the first of its kind in Kentucky.  It is a two year program designed for career changers who have earned their Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college/university and desire to become a physician, but lack the pre-med requirements and preparation to apply to medical school. This is not a record enhancing program for medical school re-applicants or students who have completed the majority of their pre-med course work.  We have fall admission only and offer approximately 10 spots.  For more details regarding our application requirements please click here.

The Academic Component

Each student has a program plan tailor made just for them.  Students attend school either on a part-time or full-time basis.  Students may work while in the program and must maintain a minimum of six credit hours per semester (summer courses are optional). Most classes are available morning, afternoon and evening during the week.  Classes are taken with the general student population, including current undergraduate students. Our program is not responsible for the course offerings, the availability of courses or which instructor is teaching the course(s).  The individual department and the College of Arts & Sciences determine that.

The Extracurricular Component

In addition to taking pre-med course work and preparing for the MCAT, our students participate in enrichment and extracurricular activities. This includes group service projects and volunteering, shadowing physicians, attending monthly enrichment, etc.  We want to empower our students to be well rounded and competent applicants for medical school and as future health professionals.

One Stop Shop for our Students

We promote a student friendly environment that provides guidance and support for our students throughout their pre-med journey.

  • Advising and Academic Resources
  • Enrichment and Extracurricular Activities *Shadowing physicians, group service projects, guest speakers and more!
  • Mentoring and Application Development *Peer mentor and first year medical student mentor
  • Assured Admission to the University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Camaraderie not Competition

    Our students have a guaranteed support system that will guide them through the entire pre-med journey with the opportunity to gain assured admission to the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  Our students don't have to compete with undergraduate pre-med students for advising or the services necessary for medical school preparation.  They receive personalized attention while in our program and become a part of a supportive pre-med community.

    "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.  The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.  It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." - Quote from Andrew Carnegie