Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical and Health Professions Program

group of students working togetherNot every student knows his/her professional goals when entering college. Others may start and even enter a profession after graduation from college and find that it is not the right "fit" for them. If this description resonates with you and you have made the decision to pursue a career in medicine, then Duquesne's Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical and Health Professions Program (PB-PMHPP) is here to help you meet those goals.

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 work with you to design an individualized curricular plan tailored to meet your specific needs and goals.

We offer comprehensive advisement, application preparation and assistance, rigorous science coursework, and unique PB-PMHPP courses designed exclusively to meet the specific needs of the post-baccalaureate students pursuing both career-changer and enhancement tracks.  The PB-PMHPP course work is unique to Duquesne University and is not offered in such a comprehensive manner anywhere else.

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