Post-Bachelor's in Health Science Intensive

General

Program Description

Johns Hopkins’ Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Post-Baccalaureate Health Science Intensive is a 12-month, 40-credit program designed for students interested in bolstering their academic qualifications and scientific knowledge for medical school. You will graduate with a valuable MS in Biotechnology degree along with the problem-solving, leadership, and AAMC core competencies modern physicians need. You will also receive one-on-one MCAT preparation and advising that helps you develop an individual strategy for a successful medical school application.

The program includes the following 4-credit core courses that build advanced science and interpersonal skills most relevant to the medical profession:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Cell Biology I
  • Problem-solving for Innovation in Health Care
  • Building and Leading Teams in Health Care
  • The Psychosocial Determinants of Health, Implications on Diagnostics

Students will select addition of four elective courses from a list that includes these and other advanced science courses relevant to the medical field:

  • Advanced Cell Biology II
  • Vaccinology
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Principles of Immunology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Biology of HIV & AIDS
  • Cancer Biology
  • Biostatistics

You will graduate ready to maximize your chances of success at medical school admission. You will also develop the knowledge, professionalism, cultural competence, and interpersonal skills that will facilitate your success throughout your medical career.

Last updated September 2019

About the School

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University, a top-tier research university with campus locations in Maryland and Washington, DC, has been dedicated to educating its students and cultivating their capac ... Read More

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University, a top-tier research university with campus locations in Maryland and Washington, DC, has been dedicated to educating its students and cultivating their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world. Read less