Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Medicine

Pre-Medical Graduate Health Sciences Certificate


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Post-baccalaureate graduate certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The pre-professional (pre-dental, pre-veterinary, pre-physician assistant) health sciences certificate program of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, offers a one-year graduate-level training program for individuals seeking to enhance their credentials for admission into professional schools. Students who complete the highly successful certificate program also have a strong foundation to pursue a Master of Science or Ph.D. in one of the health sciences departments in the School of Medicine. Admission to the certificate program and its administration and benefits are centralized in the School of Medicine, with required and elective courses based in specific departments: Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Human and Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Physiology and Biophysics.


Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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