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Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical and Health Professions Program

We know that not every student knows his/her professional goals when entering college, and others may start and even enter a profession after graduation from college and find that it is not the right "fit" for them. Our Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical and Health Professions Program (PB-PMHPP) is designed for you people like YOU.

The Duquesne University PB-PMHPP is an individualized, multi-track program that prepares you to meet the academic requirements, gain greater success on the entrance examinations and have greater success with the application processes needed for admission to the medical, dental, or other health professional graduate programs of your choice. This is not your typical "gap" or "glide year" program.  We do not require you to pursue a pre-prescribed academic curriculum like many other post-baccalaureate programs, but rather we will design an individualized curricular plan designed to meet your specific needs and goals.  Students who work with us through the application process have had 100% success in gaining admission to medical and dental school.

We can help you get the necessary pre-requisite coursework to enhance your academic record, or become better prepared to achieve higher scores on the required entrance examinations (eg, MCAT, DAT, OAT). The PB-PMHPP features:

  • individualized academic plans
  • individualized and comprehensive advisement
  • assistance with application process for up to 3 years after program completion
  • as well as specialized PMHPP course work with "0" additional credit load


To apply, please see our application and instructions here.  Please note our application cycle runs from December 1-May 15th.

Please note the Duquesne PB-PMHPP is not designed as a pathway to any of Duquesne's health professional programs such as Duquesne's Physical Therapy (DPT) or Physician Assistant Studies (MS-PAS) programs. Students interested in these health disciplines would utilize the PB-PMHPP to prepare to apply to programs in these disciplines at institutions other than Duquesne University. Students interested in post-baccalaureate opportunities in nursing, pharmacy, or speech language pathology should apply directly to those programs at Duquesne.