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Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Program


Fall admission only.

2020 Fall Application Cycle now open!

This is a highly selective and intense program. Each applicant is carefully reviewed taking into consideration the academic background, previous institutions, courses completed, GPAs earned, evaluations, and essays. The rigor and quality of the applicant's undergraduate and graduate curriculum is strongly considered as evidence of the ability to achieve the academic skills necessary for successful completion of PHPB.

Applications are reviewed and evaluated on a rolling or first come, first served basis. All application materials must be received for admission to be finalized. The most competitive applicants will be admitted on a space available basis.

Pursuing academic requirements alone is inadequate for application to healthcare professional graduate programs. This program requires students to participate in medically related service and research experiences. These positions are secured by the student. This program has no linkages with professional schools/programs and in no way guarantees admission.

Career Changer Program

This program is specifically for students who have not taken science pre-requisite courses (maximum of two completed).


Pre-Health ReStart Program

This track is specifically for:

Students who took science pre-requisite courses (3 or less) early in undergraduate and earned less than a B and stopped taking science courses. No attempts in science courses for a minimum of two years prior to application.


Students who took the pre-requisite science courses greater than five years ago.

This is not an academic record enhancing program for students who completed all of the pre-requisite courses.

All courses five or more years old and/or with less than a B earned are required to be repeated.


Students admitted to the ReStart track will be expected to participate in tutoring and other supportive services offered by PHPB.

How to Apply:

Follow the steps below to be sure your application is considered complete:

  1. Complete the PostBacCAS Application, selecting UF as the program and the specific track for which you are applying.
  2. Complete the University of Florida Post-Baccalaureate Application.

When filling out the application, please indicate:

"PreHealth Postbac Program"

Liberal Arts and Sciences (UGLAS)

LAS PostBac Med School Prereq (LAS_PB4)

  1. Send official transcripts from each institution you've attended to both PostBacCAS and UF Admissions:

University of Florida
Office of Admissions
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

  1. Two letters of recommendation are required as part of the PostBacCAS Application. These should be submitted directly to PostBacCAS. Recommenders should be individuals who know you in a professional or academic capacity. They should not be family members, peers, or family friends. Appropriate recommenders include people such as professors, employers, volunteer coordinators, or health care providers you have worked with.

All application materials must be received for admission to be finalized.

Applications are reviewed and evaluated holistically. The Admissions Committee reviews each applicant carefully taking into consideration academic background, previous institutions, courses completed, GPAs earned, letters of recommendation, and essays.


Fall Application Cycle via: PostBacCAS

Opened August 15, 2019