Congratulations on your courageous decision to change your career direction and become a physician. You are now part of a unique group of highly motivated individuals who aspire to a career in medicine but have not fulfilled the premedical requirements as undergraduates. We appreciate your interest in the Bryn Mawr College Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program and look forward to working with you in the postbac admissions process.
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. Both of us have extensive experience advising pre-health students—one of us (Jodi) has led our program since 1993, while the other (Glenn) has directed Health Professions Advising offices at the University of Virginia, Princeton, and Franklin & Marshall before coming to Bryn Mawr. Over the years we have considered it a privilege to work closely with hundreds of intelligent, dedicated, and accomplished women and men who have 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. We are 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/linkage schools.
Most important, however, is what our postbac alumni tell us. We regularly hear that the Bryn Mawr experience thoroughly and effectively prepared our alumni for the study of medicine, and that their time on our campus 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 students.
All of us at the postbac program—Jodi, Glenn, Mary Beth, Dianne, and our wonderful support staff Marian and Leslie—are committed to helping our students succeed. We are here to assist in making the transition to an intensive course of study in the sciences, in working together in a tightly-knit community of diverse individuals with a shared goal, in learning from stimulating volunteer positions in the medical community, in taking advantage of strong advising and other supportive resources to prepare for all aspects of the medical school application process, and, ultimately, in realizing their true calling as physicians.
We invite you to discover all that Bryn Mawr has to offer by exploring our website. We are excited to share our enthusiasm with you and look forward to answering any questions you may have about our program.
Jodi Domsky & Glenn Cummings
Co-Directors of the Bryn Mawr Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program