The Johns Hopkins Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program prepares recent college graduates and career-changers for admission to medical school. The program is designed to meet the needs of talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. As of 2021, an extraordinary 99.7% of our graduates have been accepted to medical schools. This is almost 2.4 times the national average, an impressive feat that is entirely due to the hard work of our impressive students.

Students choose the Johns Hopkins postbac program because of our:

  • Unparalleled acceptance rate to leading medical schools
  • Individualized advising from program entry through the medical school admissions process
  • An advising curriculum tailored to the unique needs of career changer students
  • Clinical and research experiences with faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Small, supportive, and close-knit community
  • Outstanding preparation for medical school through the Hopkins science curriculum and MCAT preparation included in the program
  • Linkage opportunities for accelerated enrollment at some of the nation’s best medical schools

Full-time study is required for at least one academic year. Most students finish the program in 9 to 14 months.

Why Johns Hopkins

This highly selective program emphasizes personal attention and academic preparation for your individual path to medical school. You’ll enroll in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences day classes taught by outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, and you’ll complete the core premedical curriculum at Johns Hopkins, known for its rigor and quality. Students also have numerous opportunities to gain experience through Medical Tutorials at the School of Medicine and elective classes at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

A fulfilling postbac experience is more than just academics. It’s also being a part of the vibrant Johns Hopkins community of scholars. To create a collegial and nurturing learning environment, the postbac students gather regularly for our weekly advising course, social activities, visiting speakers, and more. 

Starting our Program

Accepted students may start the program in Summer Term I, Summer Term II, or Fall Term. (Spring entry is not possible.)

Students may choose the most advantageous start based on their personal needs and goals. Most students begin in Summer Term I. Be aware that your start date will affect when you finish the program, which may also impact your application cycle for medical school and possibly linkage. Start date and timeline considerations are discussed during the interview.  It is possible to adjust start dates after being accepted to the program, and start date is not considered in the admissions process. 

For more information about what to consider when selecting a start date, please watch our video.