Oct 16, 2021  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Bachelor of Medical Science


Dominican University’s post-baccalaureate premedical program is an academic bridge for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited college or university and who intend to pursue a degree in the medical or allied professions. The program consists of a minimum of 34 credit hours to be completed in residence and provides the opportunity to take pre-requisite and/or advanced science courses, depending upon the needs of the student. Research presentations, clinical exposure, and volunteer opportunities are available. The curriculum is customized to each student’s goals through close, ongoing advising, which also includes application assistance, standardized test preparation, and composite letters of recommendation.  
 
Following program completion, the student will have earned a second bachelor’s degree, the Bachelor’s of Medical Science (BMS). This degree is suitable for students preparing for any doctoral level graduate program (MD, DO, DMD, DVM) or master’s level graduate program (PA, MSW, MPH, MSN).

In additional to all pre-requisite science and social science courses offered through the Rosary College of Arts and Science, there are several BMS courses offered exclusively to students in the post-baccalaureate premedical program. These courses are required for degree completion and contribute toward the 34 in-residence hours.