Post-Baccalaureate Advising

Have you considered a career as a physician but lack the required science classes?

Surgery groupThe University of Arkansas premedical program is open to non-traditional students who have earned a bachelor's degree but are returning to college to complete the premedical requirements. Any student who intends to take classes at the University of Arkansas can seek premedical advice, take advantage of the premedical opportunities, and request a letter of evaluation from the UofA Premedical Advisory Committee.

Post-baccalaureate students are advised on an individual basis to design a plan of study that fits their needs and time-frame. Returning students may either enroll part-time (less than 12 credit hours) or as a full-time student (12 credit hours or greater). 


It is strongly recommended that students complete most of the medical school requirements before taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). This include two semesters each of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics, biochemistry, psychology, and three biology classes which should include cell biology and human physiology.  A student who begins in the summer semester can complete the classes in about a year. 

Health Profession Experience

Post-baccalaureate students are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities to gain health profession experience in NW Arkansas which is a vital component of premedical preparation.