Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Medicine
Charles R. Drew University recognizes that the United States is facing a severe physician shortage: The Health Policy Institute predicts that the deficit in physicians will reach 200,000 by 2020, and recommends that U.S. medical schools produce an extra 10,000 physicians per year over the next 15 years to meet the demand. Moreover it is the distribution of physicians relative to the nation’s underserved populations that is of most concern (Congressional Hearings, May 2006). Therefore, the Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program aims to help address the problem of physician demand as well as distribution by increasing the number of those qualified to join the health professions.
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program aims to provide individuals seeking to pursue a career in medicine and other health professions the opportunity to demonstrate academic excellence while mastering all elements of the premedical curriculum. The program likewise aims to develop critical thinking and test-taking skills within a rigorous academic setting. Finally, our program seeks to optimize each student’s likelihood of success through individualized programs of instruction combined with small class sizes and one-on-one attention.
In accordance with Drew's mission, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program challenges its students to become leaders in their field and in society. Strong ethical values are fostered and developed.