Advanced Gap Year Degree Options

Students enrolled in the Post-baccalaureate Pre-medicine Program may take advantage of a special pathway towards a master's degree in either Molecular Diagnostic Sciences or Clinical Microbiology, which can be completed during their one-year gap year while applying to medical school. Completion of the master's degree would allow students to:

  1. Enhance their academic record, making them more competitive applicants to medical school
  2. Take advanced science courses to further prepare them for medical school
  3. Gain an additional credential, making them more competitive for residency and future positions as a physician.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact the program office.