Admission to the program is highly selective. We look for applicants who show a strong academic record at both the high school and college levels. In general, accepted students have better than a B+ (3.3) average at the college level and standardized test scores consistent with that level of performance. Your motivation for becoming a physician will be considered, along with your career history, volunteer activities, and any experiences you have had in healthcare. Letters of recommendation give us further insights into your background and your capabilities.
Getting to Know You
Our admissions committee members include representatives from the science faculty and the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program office. In order to evaluate your eligibility for the program, we get to know you in two ways. First, through your PostBacCAS/Bryn Mawr application and supporting materials. Following this initial screening, you may be invited to a campus visit and interview. Combined, your application and your campus visit and interview help our admissions committee determine whether your previous academic record and experiences, along with your goals and motivation, are consistent with the requirements of our program.
Virtual Campus Visit and Interview
If we feel you are a qualified candidate based on your PostBacCAS application and supporting materials, we will invite you to join us for a virtual Interview Day. In additional to a personal interview on Zoom, this virtual visit is a comprehensive and informative process. To help you decide whether Bryn Mawr is the right choice for you, you will attend an information session given by the director of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program. You will experience the Bryn Mawr Academic experience, have a virtual campus tour and speak with current students via Zoom. At the conclusion of your visit, we will provide you with a “potential academic plan” for our program based on your academic history.
When to Apply
Admission to the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is conducted on a rolling basis starting in the fall with decisions made throughout the admissions cycle. Applying early is recommended because there are many more qualified applicants than spaces. However, we encourage college seniors to wait to apply until after they have received their fall semester grades.
Application Process and Decision
Note that our program participates in the Post Baccalaureate Centralized Application Service (PostBacCAS). After your interview, our admissions committee will review your candidacy and make a decision about your admission to the program within four to six weeks.
We appreciate your interest in the Bryn Mawr College Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program and look forward to working with you in the admissions process.