Postbac Pre-PA

Course Selections

In addition to required science courses, students are encouraged to take courses in English, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and other academic areas to enable them to be as competitive as possible when applying to medical school and other health professional schools. 

Course Offerings

General Biology I with laboratory (Fall, 4 credits)
General Biology II with laboratory (Spring, 4 credits)
General Chemistry I with laboratory (Summer/Fall, 4 credits)
General Chemistry II with laboratory (Summer/Spring, 4 credits)
Organic Chemistry I with laboratory (Fall, 4 credits)
Biochemistry (laboratory optional) (Spring, 3-4 credits)
Anatomy and Physiology I with laboratory (Summer/Fall, 4 credits)
Anatomy and Physiology II with laboratory (Summer/Spring, 4 credits)
Microbiology with laboratory (Spring, 4 credits)
Genetics (laboratory optional) (Fall, 3-4 credits)
Statistics (Fall/Spring, 3 credits)
Pre-Calculus (specific program option) (Spring, 3 credits)
Calculus I (specific program option) (Fall, 3 credits)
General Psychology (Fall/Spring, 3 credits)
English Composition (Fall/Spring, 3 credits)
English Reading Comprehension (Fall/Spring, 3 credits)
Medical Terminology (online) (Winter, 3 credits)

Recommended Courses

These courses might be required or strongly recommended by different institutions. Many of these courses have content that will support preparation for standardized tests.

Immunology and Epidemiology (online) (Spring, 3 credits)

Bioethics (Spring, 3 credits)

Healthcare Ethics (Fall/Spring, 3 credits)

Nutrition (online) (Summer, 3 credits)

Contact Us

Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Janet Williams, Ph.D.
Professor and Advisor, Pre-medical/Pre-health
 Professions
Director, Postbaccalaureate Premedical Studies
413-265-2381
williamsj@elms.edu