Program Director: Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, MD, MSPH, MBA
Program Office: Hixson-Lied Science Building G13

Program and Objectives

Certificate Program

Pre-Medical Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Studies

Creighton University’s Postbaccalaureate Program is designed to aid disadvantaged students in their preparation and admission to medical school. The Program is comprised of three parts. The first is an 8-week Summer Diagnostic Session in which students are involved in academic pretesting and curricular review sessions. Next, in the Academic Year Program, students participate in intensive coursework in the sciences, mathematics, and English. Finally in the Prematriculation Summer Session, students attend medical school preview courses. Throughout the program, students are provided academic and psychosocial support, clinical experiences, and mentoring in order to assure successful completion of the program and admittance to the Creighton University School of Medicine or another medical school or health sciences program.

Prerequisites for Admission

Prior to admission to the post-baccalaureate program, each applicant must have fulfilled all pre-medical science requirements and have completed an undergraduate degree or higher from a regionally accredited United States college or university. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree and must not have been previously accepted to a medical school. However, applicants must have been previously denied admission to medical school. An eligible applicant must be a U. S. citizen, non-citizen national, or foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.

Goal

The goal of the Postbaccalaureate program is to strengthen the academic and test-taking skills of disadvantaged students in order to enhance their competitiveness for application to medical school.

Required Courses (55 Credits)

Diagnostic Summer Session
PBP 400Pre-Medical Biology Preview1
PBP 401Pre-Medical Chemistry Preview1
PBP 402Pre-Medical Analytical Reading Preview1
PBP 403Pre-Medical Writing Preveiw1
PBP 404Pre-Medical Mathematics Preview1
PBP 405Pre-Medical Physics Preview1
PBP 420Pre-Medical Academic Excellence1
PBP 418Pre-Medical Integrated Cultural Awareness2
PBP 426Pre-Medical Behavioral Science-Introduction to Psychology2
PBP 427Pre-Medical Cultural Connections1
PBP 430Pre-Medical Behavioral Science-Introduction to Sociology1.5
Fall Academic Session
PBP 406Pre-Medical Biology Review3
PBP 407Pre-Medical Chemistry Review3
PBP 408Pre-Medical Analytic Reading Review Part A1
PBP 424Pre-Medical Analytic Reading Review Part B2
PBP 409Pre-Medical Writing Review1
PBP 410Pre-Medical Mathematics Review3
PBP 411Pre-Medical Physics Review3
PBP 428Pre-Medical Cultural Analytical Literature2
PBP 421Pre-Medical Academic Excellence1
PBP 430Pre-Medical Behavioral Science-Introduction to Sociology1.5
Spring Academic Session
PBP 412Pre-Medical Biology3
PBP 413Pre-Medical Chemistry4
PBP 434Pre-Medical Analytical Reading1
PBP 415Pre-Medical Writing1
PBP 416Pre-Medical Mathematics3
PBP 417Pre-Medical Physics3
PBP 422Pre-Medical Academic Excellence1
PBP 538Pre-Pharmacy Biology1
PBP 446Pre-Medical Behavioral Science II1.5
PBP 424Pre-Medical Analytic Reading Review Part B2
PBP 430Pre-Medical Behavioral Science-Introduction to Sociology1.5
Prematriculation Session
PBP 501Pre-Medical Molecular and Cell Biology2
PBP 502Pre-Medical Anatomy2
PBP 503Pre-Medical Principles of Microbiology1
PBP 504Pre-Medical Host Defense1
PBP 505Pre-Medical Pharmacology1
PBP 506Pre-Medical Neurosciences1
PBP 419Pre-Medical Academic Excellence1