We offer an extraordinary level of individualized advising and support from mentors and tutors in addition to the resources of the University of Colorado Boulder. Our students’ outstanding admission rate to professional school speaks for itself. Moreover, unlike most career-changer post-baccalaureate programs, we offer a close-knit, cohort-based learning experience.
Students enrolled in the Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions program work closely with our experienced pre-health advisor, who has successfully guided thousands of students through the pre-health preparation and application process over the past 10 years. Pre-health advising begins from the time you confirm your seat in our entering cohort and continues until you matriculate into professional school.
Our pre-health advisor will provide you with:
- Honest-yet-supportive feedback on your current areas of strength and weakness as a prospective applicant to professional school
- Individualized guidance on how to improve your candidacy
- Resources and options should you encounter a setback on the pre-health path.
In addition to meeting individually with our pre-health advisor, we offer a rich array of pre-health advising workshops and special events throughout the year. We strongly encourage all Post-Baccalaureate students to attend each of these group meetings, which have been thoughtfully designed to prepare you for the professional school application process. Please view the Upcoming Events page for a list of annual events.
Personalized Coaching for Applications and Interviews
Our career advisor offers individualized coaching on your written application materials for professional school, as well as expert preparation for interviews at professional schools, including videotaped mock interviews with coaching.
Current and former members of our Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program who meet certain eligibility standards and deadlines can be considered for a Committee Letter from the Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program.
A Committee Letter of Evaluation is used to introduce you to admissions committees and to provide a comprehensive overview of your pre-health preparation. The committee letter will differ from your traditional letters of recommendation (which also will be included in your committee letter packet), in that it provides a comprehensive summary of the meaningful experiences that have:
- Informed your decision to pursue a clinical career in healthcare, and
- Fostered the development of the personal strengths that you can offer as a future clinician.
The following types of professional schools typically request a Committee Letter if one is available to you:
- Medical (both MD and DO)
- Veterinary Medicine
The value in our Committee Letter Process is two-fold:
- It requires you to prepare your professional school application materials—and to begin preparing in earnest for your professional school interviews—on a timeline that sets you up for success. During the Committee Letter process, we will offer you detailed coaching on your application materials, interview style, and overall readiness for applying to professional school.
- The letter itself allows us to advocate for you, which can help get you noticed in the professional school application process.
You can read more about the benefits of participating in a Committee Letter Process on the AAMC Advisors Corner website.
Group and Individual Tutoring
We offer Chemistry group tutoring sessions throughout the program year. During Summer General Chemistry 1 and 2, these sessions are offered twice per week. During Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry during the fall and spring semesters, group tutoring is offered once each week, with additional review sessions provided before exams. In addition, we have individual tutors on staff to assist you with Chemistry, Physics, and Biology (at no additional cost to you), as needed.
A distinguishing feature of our program are our mentors, who are selected from the previous year’s cohort and serve as an invaluable resource to Post-Baccalaureate students. They have successfully navigated the program and are able to offer insights, advice, and encouragement as you progress through the program. Our mentors are on hand to support you individually but also organize both educational and social group events throughout the program year.
MCAT Preparation Materials and Workshops
For students preparing to apply to medical school, the program offers MCAT prep workshops to help you understand how to set up your study schedule and how to prepare effectively for the types of questions on the test. The program also provides each student with the official AAMC MCAT Prep Complete Bundle of preparation materials and practice tests.