Bryn Mawr’s postbac program is widely recognized as one of the most selective and well respected in the nation. Since 1972, we have prepared students for success in medical school and as future physicians in an intellectually challenging and rewarding environment. I have had the privilege of serving as the director of the program since 1993 and have had the opportunity to work closely with hundreds of intelligent, dedicated, and accomplished women and men who have already succeeded in fulfilling their career dreams. They have been wonderful medical students and many of our alumni have gone on to become leaders in the medical field.
Our graduates’ history of success in gaining admission to medical school is remarkable: our medical school acceptance rate consistently exceeds 98 percent. I am very proud of how impressed medical school admissions committees across the country have been with our postbac students’ medical school applications throughout the years.
Bryn Mawr has early acceptance arrangements with more medical schools than any other postbac program; and we have the longest-standing relationships with many of these consortial schools.
Most important, however, is that our postbac alumni tell us their Bryn Mawr experience has thoroughly and effectively prepared them for the study of medicine—and that it was one of the richest, most exciting years of their lives. This indicates not only the exceptional quality of our academic program and faculty but also the uniquely supportive, collegial environment we create for our postbac students.
We are committed to helping our students make the transition to an intensive course of study in the sciences, work together in a tightly-knit community of diverse individuals with a shared goal, learn from stimulating volunteer positions in the medical community, take advantage of strong advising and support services to prepare for all aspects of the medical school application process, and, ultimately, succeed in realizing their true calling as physicians.
My staff and I invite you to discover all that Bryn Mawr has to offer by exploring our Web site. We are excited to share our enthusiasm with you and look forward to answering any questions you may have about our program.
Director and Associate Dean of the College