The Enhancement Pathway is designed to assist students who have coursework in science and math, but who still wish to enhance or complement their background to become a better qualified medical, dental or other health professional applicant. A unique curricular plan is developed for each student that will complement and enhance that student's background. These plans are typically one year, but will depend on individual student needs. To maximize the benefits of this path, students should be knowledgeable of the requirements of the medical or professional schools they intend to apply to so that they are aware of any additional requirements or expectations of applicants to those programs (eg. research experience).
The Certificate Option is not designed to assist a student who plans to simultaneously apply to medical or health professional schools along with submitting an application to the PB-PMHPP Certificate Option to fill his/her glide or growth year.
Regardless of background, applicants to this program are strongly discouraged from taking any standardized graduate admissions test (ie. MCAT, DAT, GRE, OAT) needed for medical or professional school in preparation to apply to Duquesne's Post-Baccalaureate Program. However, if an admissions test was taken previously, applicants are required to submit their scores with their application. Applicants are advised that professional schools will see all admission exam scores taken before and after matriculation to Duquesne.
The Duquesne PB-PMHPP application cycle opens December 1, and applications should be received by April 1st to ensure student needs can be met. However, complete applications may be considered for review at the discretion of the PB-PMHPP based upon space availability until May 1st. The PB-PMHPP cannot guarantee course availability for applicants who apply after April 1st. Therefore, applicants are HIGHLY encouraged to apply as soon as possible There is no spring admission cycle.