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The Postbaccalaureate Program is dedicated to helping individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds overcome barriers and achieve their dreams of attending medical school. Our ultimate goal is to increase the number of physicians in underserved areas where access to healthcare is often limited.

Our program has a long history of success, having existed since 1986. We are proud that 90% of our program participants who applied to U.S. medical or other health professional schools were accepted.

We understand that the journey to medical school can be challenging, and that's why we provide a supportive environment for our students. Students in the program:


their learning skills


proficiency in the sciences


for the MCAT exam


a competitive applicant who successfully gains admission to medical school

“The Postbacc year is one of new experiences, time for reflection, and personal growth. I can assure you that you have a village of people supporting you and cheering you on to succeed! One of my most cherished moments during the program was building relationships with my classmates, professors, and program personnel.” -– Former UCI Postbaccalaureate student
Postbaccalaureate program cohort 23-24


Contact our Office of Admissions & Outreach below.


Program Alumni

Keep in touch! We always enjoy hearing from you and want to know about your latest professional and personal activities.

UCI School of Medicine Medical Education, Office of Admissions & Outreach
836 Health Sciences Rd
Irvine, CA 92697-4089
949-824-5388 or 1-800-824-5388

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