Post-Baccalaureate Program Instructions

The Post-Baccalaureate Program is a 13-month structured academic program designed to strengthen the biological and social sciences foundation for students preparing for careers in medicine.   This is a conditional admission program; as a result of the successful completion of the program with a 3.0 G.P.A., each participant will matriculate into The University of Kansas School of Medicine the following fall.


  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • The student has applied to the University of Kansas School of Medicine and been granted an interview, the student may then receive an invitation to apply to the Post Baccalaureate Program (Post-Bac) if admission is not offered.
  • The student must be from a disadvantaged background and/or be a member of a population that is underrepresented or underserved in the health field (i.e. Native American, African American, Hispanic American, Southeast Asian, rural community).

Courses Offered
The program includes three academic semesters (summer, fall, & spring) followed by a summer pre-admissions program.  During the academic semesters, participants will enroll in a full-time course of study. Three credit hours in the summer and 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters is considered full-time.  Courses are taken on the Edwards/Lawrence campuses and are selected for each student based on their background in order to strengthen their foundation for medical school.  In addition, students will participate, as a cohort, in team building, professionalism, time management, test-taking, and cultural competence/sensitivity seminars.

To Apply

Complete online application and submit it by April 11, 2016.
Instructions for applying to the Post Baccalaureate Program will be provided via email to those individuals invited to participate in the program.

If you have questions regarding this program, please contact our office at 913-945-6402. 

You will NOT need to re-interview, nor send additional letters of recommendation or transcripts with the application.  Applicants will be informed of selection decisions no later than May 9, 2016.  

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
University of Kansas Medical Center
School of Medicine
G028 Murphy, Mail Stop 4007
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS  66160-7120
Office: 913-588-1237
Fax:  913-588-8890

Application Deadline April 11, 2016.

April 11, 2016 Online application must be submitted on or before this date.
May 31, 2016 First day of summer programs
July 3, 2017 Last day of this program

Last modified: Mar 25, 2016