Post-Baccalaureate Program - Medicine (PBP)

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

Program and Objectives

Pre-Medical Post-baccalaureate Pre-Professional Studies

Creighton University’s Post-baccalaureate 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 Pre-matriculation 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.


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

Postbaccalaureate Certificate (48-60 Credits)

Curriculum: Pre-Medical Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Studies

Certificate Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
Diagnostic Summer SessionCredits
Summer courses may be waived in special cases with prior approval of the program director.
PBP 400 Pre-Medical Biology Preview 1
PBP 401 Pre-Medical Chemistry Preview 1
PBP 402 Pre-Medical Analytical Reading Preview 1
PBP 403 Pre-Medical Writing Preview 1
PBP 404 Pre-Medical Mathematics Preview 1
PBP 405 Pre-Medical Physics Preview 1
PBP 418 Pre-Medical Integrated Cultural Awareness 1
PBP 420 Pre-Medical Academic Excellence - Part 1 1
PBP 425 Pre-Med Analytical Reading Preview B 1
PBP 426 Pre-Medical Behavioral Science-Introduction to Psychology 1
PBP 427 Pre-Medical Cultural Connections 1
PBP 430 Pre-Medical Behavioral Science-Introduction to Sociology 1
 Term Credits12
Fall Academic Session
Required courses:
PBP 406 Pre-Medical Biology Review 3
PBP 407 Pre-Medical Chemistry Review 3
PBP 408 Pre-Medical Analytic Reading Review Part A 1
PBP 409 Pre-Medical Writing Review 1
PBP 410 Pre-Medical Mathematics Review 3
PBP 411 Pre-Medical Physics Review 3
PBP 421 Pre-Medical Academic Excellence - Part 2 1
PBP 424 Pre-Medical Analytic Reading 1
PBP 426 Pre-Medical Behavioral Science-Introduction to Psychology 1
PBP 428 Pre-Medical Cultural Analytical Literature 2
PBP 429 PreMed Analytical Reading Part C 1
PBP 430 Pre-Medical Behavioral Science-Introduction to Sociology 1
PBP 431 Patient Simulation Learning (Part 1) 1
 Term Credits22
Spring Academic Session
Required courses:
PBP 412 Pre-Medical Biology 2
PBP 413 Pre-Medical Chemistry 3
PBP 415 Pre-Medical Writing 1
PBP 416 Pre-Medical Mathematics 2
PBP 417 Pre-Medical Physics 3
PBP 422 Pre-Medical Academic Excellence & Learning Lab 1
PBP 423 Pre-Medical Biomedical Science 2
PBP 424 Pre-Medical Analytic Reading 1
PBP 430 Pre-Medical Behavioral Science-Introduction to Sociology 1
PBP 431 Patient Simulation Learning (Part 2) 1
PBP 434 Pre-Medical Analytical Reading - Part A 1
PBP 446 Pre-Medical Behavioral Science II 1
 Term Credits19
Prematriculation Session
PBP 419 Pre-Medical Academic Excellence 1
PBP 501 Pre-Medical Molecular and Cell Biology 2
PBP 502 Pre-Medical Anatomy 2
PBP 503 Pre-Medical Principles of Microbiology 1
PBP 504 Pre-Medical Host Defense 1
PBP 505 Pre-Medical Pharmacology 1
PBP 506 Pre-Medical Neurosciences 1
 Term Credits9
 Total Credits62