Readiness Instruction for Biomedical Education (PRIME), Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Anthony Saar, MEd, Director, PRIME Program
Credential: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Field of Study: Readiness Instruction for Biomedical Education
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
For graduate policies and procedures, please review the School of Graduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.