Mills College

Mills College

Post-Bac Pre-Med Training Program


Office of Graduate Admissions

5000 MacArthur Blvd.

Oakland, CA 94613

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Program Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

For more than 25 years, Mills College has been preparing students to become physicians and other healthcare professionals. Our program is designed for students with bachelor's degrees who lack some or all of the basic science courses to pursue study in the fields of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, or optometry. Students who need to complete all of the basic pre-medical science courses usually take two years (four semesters) to complete the program. Students who have completed a year of general chemistry and a semester of calculus are often able to finish in one year. The program is flexible and can be tailored to fit a student’s specific background in science and mathematics. Post-bac pre-med students enroll in regular Mills courses taught by distinguished faculty, with separate lectures designed specifically for pre-med students. The average class size is about 25 students, large enough to offer a diverse intellectual community but small enough to provide individual attention. At Mills, students find a supportive environment of motivated peers who work collaboratively toward mutual goals. Faculty members are accessible and involved in helping students succeed.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges

International Student Requirements:

International students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language examination (TOEFL). Graduate admission to our programs in English and Computer Science require a minimum TOEFL score of 600 for the paper exam, or 250 for the computer-based exam. All other programs require a minimum TOEFL score of 550 for the paper exam, or 213 for the computer-based exam. We will need two copies of official English translation transcripts as well as two copies of the transcripts in the native language of your undergraduate and graduate work, showing a strong academic record. Certification of Finances form Recommendations I-20

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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