Many students elect to do some sort of educational program or job after finishing their undergraduate degree, but before entering a Health Profession — and the professional schools agree this is a fine pursuit.
Be aware that your application to a professional school will require letters of evaluation from faculty members who taught you as an undergraduate, as well as your post-baccalaureate work. You are responsible for developing relationships, as well as keeping in touch, with faculty members that can write these letters of evaluation.
Many professional schools (medical, dental) want current letters of evaluation — and a current letter is a better representative of what you’ve been doing than a letter that is several years old!
Post-baccalaureate programs available in the state of Mississippi include:
- Mississippi College – a 1-year post-bac program that is targeted toward entrance to Medical Schools. Read more here.
- The University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson) – a 1-year Masters of Science degree in Biomedical Science. Read more here.
- William Carey University – a 1-year Master of Biomedical Science Degree Program. Read more here.
Post-baccalaureate programs available in other states include:
- Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. – a 1-year Masters in Psychology Complimentary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Program. Read more here.
- Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA – a 1-year Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences. Read more here.
- University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado – a 1-year Pre-Medical Program. Read more here.
- Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA – a 1 year Masters of Science in Anatomy. Read more here.
- Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC – a 2 semester MA in Intercultural Services in Healthcare as well as a Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Services in Healthcare. Read more here.
The North Mississippi VISTA Project at the University of Mississippi seeks seven dynamic individuals to serve as VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America). Click here for more information.