For information about admissions requirements, go to: PMPB Admissions Requirements
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 PMPB Program students!
72 % of students applying to professional schools and completing the
Pre-Medicine Post-Baccalaureate (PMPB) curriculum were accepted!
The Pre-Medicine to Post-Baccalaureate Program (PMPB) prepares students to achieve admission to professional healthcare programs. It is designed for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree with the necessary prerequisites and are interested in medical school, pharmacy school, or other healthcare related programs.
Why enroll in the PMPB Program in the College of Health Sciences at California Northstate University (CNU)?
o Admitted students are guaranteed an interview with the College of Medicine or College of Pharmacy at CNU if the meet progression requrements
o It provides a pathway to the College of Medicine (COM) or the College of Pharmacy (COP) at California Northstate University (CNU)
o Tuition includes MCAT preparation--in class and online
o The PMPB coursework is designed to provide a solid foundation in the sciences, to address the content of the MCAT, and to prepare students for the first year of medical school
MCAT Exam Content
o Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
o Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
o Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
o Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
o Students can improve cumulative and/or science GPAs
o Students can make meaningful connections with faculty who can write a letter of recommendation for them
o Students can prepare for professional school interviews with the Mock Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) offered
o This program may also be beneficial in securing admission to professional programs at other institutions
Review Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.
Transferability of Credits
The Pre-Medicine Post-Baccalaureate (PMPB) is a non-degree, non-diploma course of study intended to improve the qualifications and opportunity for entry into a medical doctorate degree program, pharmacy program, or other healthcare related programs. It does not guarantee entry into a medical degree program. Nor will the credits earned in the PMPB course of study transfer into a medical degree program. The transferability of credits earned at CNU is at the complete discretion of the institution to which students seek to transfer. If the credits that earned at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which the student seeks to transfer, they may be required to repeat some or all of the coursework at that institution. For this reason, students should make certain that their attendance at this institution will meet their educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which the student seeks to transfer after attending CNU to determine if the credits will transfer.
The PMPB is not intended to meet the requirements for licensure in any profession. Licensure requirements are established by the state where licensure is sought. Such requirements usually include, but are not necessarily limited to, successfully completing an educational program resulting in a doctorate or other professional degree, successfully passing the licensure examination, and meeting certain technical standards. Students are encouraged to review the licensure requirements of the state(s) in which they plan to practice.
When completing the PMPB coursework, students are equipped with sharpened critical thinking, writing, interview skills, and a more robust, competitive application portfolio.
The PMPB offers the following bonuses:
Pre-Med Post-Baccalaureate Bonus: After successfully completing the PMPB coursework, each student’s faculty advisor will write a comprehensive letter of recommendation for qualified students who wish to apply to professional school.
Medical School Bonus: Students who successfully complete the PMPB coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2, and an MCAT score of 510 or higher will be guaranteed an American Medical College Application Services (AMCAS) interview with the CNU College of Medicine.
Pharmacy School Bonus: Students who successfully complete the PMPB coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.6 will be guaranteed a Pharmacy College Application Services (PHARMCAS) interview with CNU College of Pharmacy.
The full tuition for the 2016 PMPB program is $30,690 (including the summer MCAT review). Tuition and fees are charged to students on a full-time (12 units), semester basis. Enrollment is not complete until tuition and fees are paid.
Tuition for students who opt to take individual courses will be based on a per credit basis and will depend on the number of credits taken in a given term. Financial aid is not available to students paying tuition on a per credit basis.
For information about financial aid options, please contact the CNU Financial Aid Office:
JoAnne Hansana, Financial Aid Administrator
9700 West Taren Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95757
Phone: (916) 686-8784
Fax: (916) 686-8145