Readiness Instruction for Biomedical Education (PRIME), Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Phone: 216.368.5296
Anthony Saar, MEd, Director, PRIME Program

Credential: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Field of Study: Readiness Instruction for Biomedical Education

Program Overview

PRIME is a post-baccalaureate certificate (non-degree) program for students who need additional preparation to have a competitive application for MD or DO programs. 

This program is designed for two types of students:

  • Career changers - students who have not yet completed all their pre-med requirements.
  • Academic enhancers - students who need to improve their undergraduate GPA and their foundation in key pre-med content.

Key features of this program include:

  • A highly flexible and individually tailored program of study providing each student the preparation that they need to be competitive applicants
  • A dedicated program director who has experience advising for medical school admissions and who meets regularly with students one-on-one
  • Problem-based Clinical Inquiry (IQ) coursework designed to give students exposure to medical terminology and clinical reasoning and develop professional growth via self-reflection
  • Specialized Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) preparatory course designed to comprehensively review all MCAT content areas, as well as testing methods.
  • Diverse opportunities for shadowing, volunteering, and research in affiliation with 4 world-class health systems (The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, VA Medical Center, and MetroHealth Medical Center)
  • Opportunity to interview with the CWRU School of Medicine for select students

Graduate Policies

For graduate policies and procedures, please review the School of Graduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.