Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Certificate in Basic Sciences for Health Professions.
Not everyone that completes this certificate program is completing it for the sake of getting into medical school. Some complete it as a preparation program for D.O school, physical therapy school, dental schools or even nursing. However, all students that have met the minimum GPA and MCAT scores have been accepted into medical schools in the US or off-shore.
Students can use our program to prepare for Dental, Physical, P.A, DPT, Optometry, and Podiatry school.
Shadowing experience, volunteer work, research, active engagement in life, appropriate work experience. Students should find out what the specific schools they plan on applying to are looking for. Different schools want varying combinations of things on student’s resumes.
No less than 3.5 science GPA
25 for Osteopathic (DO) and 30 for Allopathic (MD)
Medical schools look at everything. The Adelphi Basic Sciences Certificate program is not meant to allow a student a second chance at completing their science grades. Your undergrad grades will always follow you. For students with a science background our program is meant to be a supplement to an already strong undergraduate transcript.
You can take the MCAT whenever you feel ready. However, most students wait to take it until after they have completed all of their science courses.
To prepare for the MCAT, it is recommended that students take courses in psychology, sociology, statistics, and biochemistry.
Students can check out the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships bulletin board. This is located in Levermore Hall, room 303, as well as the first floor of the Science Building. Students should also visit Adelphi’s pre-health website, subscribe to the pre-heath email list and participate in their Pre-Heath Professional Club. More information about these programs can be obtained from Robert I. Schwartz at 516.877.3140 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.