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Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Program

Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to PHPB!!

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Florida's Pre-Health Postbaccalaureate Program (PHPB)! We are so glad to have you in the upcoming cohort.

You are about to start an intense program with other students who are pursuing similar goals as your own. You will be taking your classes with only those in your cohort.

Below is additional information that will assist you in preparing to start the PHPB program. Please read this information carefully. If you have questions please contact PHPB.

A few bits of information:

PHPB Pre-Requisite Courses

Some of you were admitted with the requirement that you complete Pre-Calculus (MAC1147) and Intro to Chemistry (CHM1025). If you were admitted to the ReStart program these must be taken at UF and completed with grades of B or above. Both courses are available online and in person.

If you were admitted to the "Career Changer" track you are encouraged to take these at UF, but they may be taken at any institution. These must be completed with grades of B or above. Course equivalents must be pre-approved by the PHPB Director.

To take the MAC1147 and CHM1025 at UF:

  • You must first be admitted to PHPB to take these courses as a non-degree seeking student at UF.
  • If you are taking these courses during spring semester you will need to let the Director know. Please contact the PHPB Director for information regarding this process.
  • If you are taking the courses in the summer, please go to https://my.admissions.ufl.edu/apply/ where you will find the Non-Degree application to complete. In completing the application, select: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Prehealth Post-baccalaureate Program.
  • Once your non-degree application has been approved, you will register for MAC1147 and/or CHM1025 yourself during drop/add, usually on the second day of classes. Contact the PHPB Director if you have any difficulty. There are no guarantees that seats will be available.
  • You may take MAC1147 via Flexible Learning which is an online option with flexible start dates. Please go to: http://flexible.dce.ufl.edu/ for registration information.

To take MAC1147 and CHM1025 at another institution:

If you are taking these at another institution, please have the courses pre-approved by the PHPB Director for equivalency prior to taking these courses. Upon completion, send an official transcript to the UF Registrar and an unofficial copy to the PBPB Director. These courses must be completed with a grade prior to beginning PHPB in August.

Also:

1. Gatorlink

Please be certain to establish your Gatorlink account by reading the instructions.

2. PHPB Academic Plan

An academic plan will be sent to you individually. Please review it, sign it and return it to the PHPB Coordinator via email within five days of receipt.

3. Financial Aid

Complete your FAFSA for UF Student Financial Aid (SFA). There is possible access to federal loans during the first year only based on your FAFSA status. These do not cover full tuition. Any remaining tuition is out of pocket or private loans. Speak with UF SFA about your needs. You will need to tell them you are coded as LAS PostBac Med School Prereq (LAS_PB4) and you are a post-bac student completing the pre-requisite courses for admission to professional graduate school. Once the cohort is complete the PHPB Coordinator will send SFA a final list of everyone in the cohort so they will have the information.

4. Registration

Each semester you will be registered for your courses by the PHPB Program Coordinator. Your courses will be in section separate from undergraduate students and you do not need to be concerned about seat availability.

5. Dates and Deadlines

See "Dates and Deadlines" for semester deadline information.

6. Holds

Upon admission to UF and each semester, you will have holds placed on your records. Go to https://one.ufl.edu/ and under the "Holds" link, read the corresponding text, follow the directions and get these removed.

7. Mandatory Insurance

If you get a hold for "Mandatory Insurance" please let the PHPB Coordinator know. As a PHPB student, you are exempt from this requirement. However, if you need health insurance you may opt to accept student insurance. The cost will be included with your tuition bill.

Please contact the Health Compliance Office:

Physical Address:
1908 Stadium Road, Yon Hall, Room 249
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone:
352-294-2925

Email:
healthcompliance@shcc.ufl.edu

Website:
https://healthcompliance.shcc.ufl.edu/

8. Tuition

When you get your tuition invoice please be sure to review it carefully. Make sure charges are accurate for you specifically.

9. Orientation

We will have an in-person orientation on the first day of classes. Attendance is mandatory. Not attending orientation will result in not matriculating to PHPB.

10. Online PHPB Orientation

There is also an online PHPB Orientation with information regarding multiple topics. Click on the Canvas link. Sign in using your Gatorlink username and password and look under the "Courses" link at the top of the page. Click on PHPB Orientation. Be sure to review the information under the "Assignment" link. Be certain you are familiar with PHPB expectations.

11. Campus Resources

List of campus resources: http://oas.aa.ufl.edu/programs/campus-resources/.

To prepare for starting PHPB, please review the workshops and resources at the UF Teaching Center. THIS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR SUCCESS AT UF.

12. Resources for Extra-Curricular Expectations

One of the expectations of PHPB is that students will be engaged in clinical volunteering, research, shadowing and community service while in the program. These fill quickly. I recommend you start looking for these for fall now. View the Pre-Health Resources to begin looking for places to do this. We will talk more about this during orientation. Information regarding orientation will be sent to you.

13. Federal Mandatory Insure Requirement

    Please review the information regarding Mandatory Health Insurance
    https://healthcompliance.shcc.ufl.edu/home/.

    Students in PHPB are enrolled in a non-degree seeking program and therefore are exempt from this requirement.

    However, you may need to address a hold and paperwork related to this requirement.
    http://studentinsurance.shcc.ufl.edu/waiver-requirements/.

    1. Upon admission you will receive a onetime hold on your records where you acknowledge the federal requirements. You will remove yourself. Follow the directions in the paragraph of the hold.
    2. Each semester you will need to check to see if you are being charged for insurance via your tuition bill.
    3. If you want health insurance, just pay your tuition bill.
    4. If you do not want the student insurance through the University of Florida, you will need to submit a waiver form online per directions.
    5. Please monitor this each semester and submit another waiver whenever charged for the insurance.
    6. Please be sure to let the insurance office know you are exempt from this requirement due to PHPB being a "non-degree" earning program.

    https://healthcompliance.shcc.ufl.edu/insurance/waiver/
    If you have any questions, please contact the UF Health Compliance Office.