From the Director

Check it out!  Director Glenn Cummings is a guest on episode no. 30 of the podcast "All Access: Med School Admissions" on the topic, What are Postbac Programs? 

In 2017, Glenn was the guest on an episode of "The Premed Years" podcast, Almost Everything You Need to Know about Postbac Programs

Also, Glenn recently received the Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Profession Award for Outstanding Service.  See here for more information. 


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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. As the program’s director, I consider it a privilege to work closely with such intelligent, dedicated, and accomplished women and men who are fulfilling their dreams of a career in medicine.  They are wonderful students to advise, and I love watching them go on to become successful medical students and compassionate physicians—many as leaders in their chosen 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 through 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 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.

I invite you to discover all that Bryn Mawr has to offer by exploring our website. I am excited to share my enthusiasm with you and look forward to answering any questions you may have about our program.


Glenn Cummings
Director, Bryn Mawr Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program