Want to be a doctor but need to enhance your GPA or fill in pre-med coursework? Elms College offers Postbac PreMed certificate program.


The Postbaccalaureate Premedical Studies program at Elms College is an affordable, comprehensive program taught by a committed group of professors in a small college setting.

Open to students who have earned a B.A. or B.S. from an accredited college or university, the program is designed for those who need further undergraduate course work to meet professional health program prerequisites. Students seeking to improve their GPA and enhance their academic and extracurricular record can complete the postbacc premed program in 2 semesters (less than 1 year). Students seeking to change their career by taking premed  prerequisite courses for the first time can complete their studies in 4 semesters (less than 2 years).

Boasting a solid matriculation rate, Elms College Postbaccalaureate Premedical program has enabled students to enter medical school, PA school, veterinary school and other professional health schools and graduate programs. The 2012 cohort achieved 100% acceptance into U.S. Medical Schools.

The program enrolls  20-30 students each academic year from across the United States and internationally in plans of study that meet the most current premedical prerequisite course requirements with thorough PCAT, DAT, OAT and GRE and new 2015 MCAT preparation. Tuition includes 50% subsidization of MCAT (or PCAT, OAT, DAT or GRE) Prep Course.

Postbaccalaureate Premedical program faculty are focused on student education. The program fosters a supportive environment for education and collaborative learning where student interaction and peer support are highly encouraged. Academic advisement and application preparation are focused on readying students to enter medical school or the health professional school of their choice. Premed meetings and development sessions include the following topics:

  • Q & A sessions moderated by M.D.s, D.O.s , P.A.s, and other healthcare professionals
  • Personal Statement Workshops
  • Mock Mini Multiple Interview Sessions
  • Mock Traditional Interview Sessions
  • Letters of Recommendation Discussions
  • Application Assistance Forums
  • Financial Aid Discussion Sessions

Ideal Location

Elms College is ideally situated in a region populated with many hospitals, medical centers, clinics and other health professional offices offering a variety of job, and volunteering opportunities in nearby research and healthcare facilities. Postbac Premed housing located next to the college campus is available for a limited number of enrolled students on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Elms College offers rolling admissions. We are accepting applications for the Spring or Fall 2016 semester. Deadline for completed applications is January 5, 2016 for Spring 2016. Deadline for applications for Fall 2016 is August 16, 2016. Earlier applications and earlier enrollments (if accepted) will reserve your seat in the upcoming class.

Orientation for Spring 2016 is on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Classes begin on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

Postbac Premed Students

Julio Mendoza

- Julio Mendoza 
Amherst College ′11
Elms College Postbac Premed program′12

Currently:  Howard University, College of Medicine ′17


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“From the first email I got from Dr. Williams she had already planned out the next two years of my life. It was really helpful to have such a clear course set for me.”

- Jade Jerolmon 
Smith College ′05
Elms College Postbac Premed program ′14 - accepted to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University ′18


Antoinette Wowolo

Antoinette Wowolo
Johns Hopkins University '13
Elms College Postbac Premed program '14

Currently: Chicago Medical School '19