CDU Enhanced Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Pre-Medicine

CDU Enhanced Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Pre-Medicine

Applicant Eligibility:

Consideration for entrance into this program includes:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated interest in community service, particularly with regards to underserved communities
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Minimum science GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • One (1) year of college level English, Literature, or Writing courses (two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters)
  • One (1) year of calculus or calculus + statistics (two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters)
  • Maximum of one (1) previously unsuccessful medical school entry attempt

2017 Application Cycle - Important Dates:

  • Application Opens – January 1, 2017
  • Application Closes – April 30, 2017 
  • Notifications of Acceptance – March 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017
  • Program Orientation – August 7, 2017 – August, 11, 2017
  • Program Start – August 28, 2017
  • Program End – August 31, 2018

Application Process:

PART 1:
All application materials must be received by 11:59PM (PST) on application deadline.

  • Completed online application
  • $35.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcripts from all Universities/Colleges attended
  • Personal statement (max 500-1,000 words)
    • Explain why you want a career in medicine
    • Discuss any academic or other challenges you may have faced
  • Mini Essays (max 250 words)
    • Why should you be admitted to the CDU Enhanced Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Pre-Medicine?
    • Discuss two of your strengths and two of your weaknesses and how you feel they may influence your journey toward medical school.
    • What is the most significant health challenge facing most communities today and how would you address the challenge?
  • Confidential Letters of Recommendations (3)
    • Two (2) from academic instructors
    • One (1) from an individual who has worked with you in a clinical or community service capacity
  • Completed Statement of Confidentiality Form for each letter

PART 2:

  • In-person or phone interview
    • Select applicants will be invited to continue the application process by participating in an interview
  • Program Acceptance
    • Applicants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis
    • Acceptance is conditional upon receipt of program enrollment deposit
  • Program Enrollment Deposit
    • Accepted applicants will need to submit a non-refundable deposit of $500 within one (1) week of notification of admission to confirm enrollment in program. Deposit will be credited to tuition/fees upon starting program.

**ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS, INCLUDING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY APPLICATION DEADLINE.**

To access the online application form, please visit: https://selfservice.cdrewu.edu/SelfService/Admissions/ApplicationSelectEnabledForm.aspx

Supplemental application materials should be mailed to:

ATTN: ADMISSIONS OFFICE – ENHANCED POST BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM
CHARLES R. DREW UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE
1731 EAST 120TH STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90059