Pre-Medical Studies Post-Baccalaureate (Certificate)

This intensive program of study is for highly-motivated individuals enrolled in SPCE (School of Professional and Continuing Education) who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine including DO/MD, physician assistant, or veterinarian. Your course of study will be individualized to meet your career goals. Students who have completed some of the required courses may enroll in upper-division courses in consultation with the program coordinator.

Criteria for admission:

  • BS or BA from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher
  • Statement of goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview with the program director

Notes:

Suggested program of study (course plan) depends on individual career goals and previous undergraduate or graduate course work.

  • Some MD/DO schools may also require Calculus and Biochemistry.
  • Medical schools usually expect prerequisite courses to have been completed no more than five years prior to application. 
  • Some physician assistant programs may require courses in statistics, genetics and additional chemistry coursework.
  • Please note this is not an MCAT preparation program.
  • Certificate courses are offered during the day (fall and spring terms) in Albany and Troy.

Tracks

  • Complete one of the following tracks:
Sub-Total Credits
19-20

Pre-Physician Assistant/Health Science Track

  • Complete at least 20 credits from the following:
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
30

Certificate Completion Notes

  • Completion of 35 total credits required for graduation (minimum)
  • 1/2 of certificate requirements must be completed at Sage (minimum)
  • GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200
Total credits:
35-36

Course Sequencing

Course Sequencing

Suggested Program of Study

Year 1 — Fall

Item #
Title
Credits
MD/DO and PA  +
8
Sub-Total Credits
16

Year 1 — Spring

Item #
Title
Credits
MD/DO and PA  +
8
Sub-Total Credits
15

Year 2 — Fall

Item #
Title
Credits
MD/DO  +
8
PA:  +
8
Sub-Total Credits
31

Year 2 — Spring

Item #
Title
Credits
MD/DO  +
8
MCAT Prep/Application  +
PA:  +
8
GRE Prep/Application  +
Sub-Total Credits
31

Overview

Program

Type

Certificate