VCOM Post-Baccalaureate Program

This message is from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

For those pre-med students who need to improve their credentials for medical school, VCOM’s Post-baccalaureate Program provides two semesters (18 credit hours) of graduate level courses where such students can prove their ability to handle the rigors of a medical school curriculum. Students can apply to any medical school program and the program has a special option for students interested in a VCOM campus.

Upon meeting the following post-baccalaureate benchmarks, students are typically accepted (not just promised an interview) if they earn:

•    A 3.6 GPA in their first semester of the program
•    MCAT score of 24 or higher
•    Exceptional recommendation from the faculty
•    If students do well in the program, the glide year can be eliminated and students may be accepted in December/January!

In the last three years of the program, acceptance into medical school has averaged greater than 60%.  Other highlights of the program include:

•    Live dedicated level courses  – no video-conference lectures from remote sites
•    All courses are taught by medical school faculty
•    Possible elimination of the glide year for VCOM or other school admission.

Interested admission candidates should contact Alisa Hewitt at ahewitt@vcom.vt.edu.

William P. King, M.B.A.
Associate Vice President for Student Services
VCOM – Virginia and Carolinas Campuses