Pursue a Career in Medicine
Scripps College honors diversity as a key component of the academic life and mission of the College. Consistent with that commitment, Scripps encourages members of historically under-represented groups to apply for admission into the College’s Post-Baccalaureate Medical Program and considers the diversity of the student body as a factor in the admissions process for the program.
Our selective program provides a strong educational foundation in basic science prerequisites necessary for competitive admission to medical, dental or veterinary school. Successful applicants to the program have completed college but have never before applied to medical school nor taken the MCAT. Scripps Post-Bac students benefit from:
- small classes and close interaction with professors;
- personal advising;
- group tutoring;
- a broad array of volunteer experiences in the greater Los Angeles area;
- customized MCAT preparation course; and
- linkage programs with opportunities to directly enter medical school.
While we offer the option of a part-time, 24-month program, most of our students complete the full-time program in thirteen months—saving on tuition and living expenses and ensuring that course material is fresh in their minds when studying for the MCAT. Additionally, Scripps’ linkage programs offer qualified students the opportunity to matriculate into medical school immediately upon completion of the program, and about one-quarter of our students do just that. Since the Scripps Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program began in 1995, our graduates have been accepted into more than 40 different medical schools, eight dental schools, and three top veterinary schools.