Graduate professional programs are extremely competitive. In 2018, there were 5,811 medical school applicants in the state of Texas and only 1,654 (28.4%) students matriculated into medical school. Our program mission is to provide supplemental education to the baccalaureate degree that will prepare students for graduate programs in health professions. We aim to improve upon the competitiveness of each student through education, service to mankind, and research.
Successful students will show an improved entrance exam score (GRE or MCAT) after completion of the postbacc program, including our Kaplan Prep course. In a highly competitive environment for access to graduate health professions programs, higher test scores are essential.
We will improve your foundational knowledge of the health sciences including chemistry, biology, mathematics, and physics. We will provide research opportunities in the areas of Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Public Health, and Biomedical/Pharmaceutical Sciences. We will also aid our students in identifying shadowing and medical service opportunities locally and/or abroad.
Each student will have 12 months of coursework (starting May term or Summer I). Specific courses will be selected by an advisor on a student-to-student basis to tailor the program for each student’s needs.
Students are required to earn a B or better in all coursework. Students will be required to give a public, oral presentation of research at the end of the program
Students must have earned a baccalaureate degree.
Students are required to earn grades of “B” or better in the program. A student earning a grade “C” or lower in any course will be placed on academic probation. Earning a grade of “C” or lower in more than one course will result in dismissal from the program.
Successful completion of the 12-month program with a GPA of 3.4 or better (GPA requirement may vary based on the graduate program) in addition to a competitive GRE or MCAT score will result in a guaranteed interview at HSU Department of Physical Therapy, HSU Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, and Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Additional, successful program participants on the medical track will be individually evaluated by the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Office of Admissions and an interview will be extended to top participants.
Upon completion of the Gateway Postbaccalaureate Programs at Hardin-Simmons University students shall:
The Gateway Postbaccalaureate Programs follows SACS Best Practices for Certification Programs guidelines.
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