Applying to Medical and Professional Schools

Linkage Programs

One of the most exciting features of the Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Program is our linkage program with six stellar medical schools. Students who have outstanding qualifications upon entering the program and who continue to succeed academically and in their volunteer placements while enrolled in the program will be invited to apply for a linkage. Typically, about a quarter of the students in each class successfully enter medical school through our linkage programs in the fall following the completion of their Post-Baccalaureate curriculum at Scripps College. Acceptance to medical school through our linkage programs is contingent upon continued high academic achievement and performance on the MCAT.

Scripps has linkage agreements with the following schools:

  • Boston University, School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY
  • University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pomona, CA

Insignia for the University of Michigan Medical School.Insignia for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.Insignia for Western University of Health Sciences.Insignia for George Washington University.

Glide year

After completing the Post-Bac Program, students who do not commit to a linkage agreement enter into a year of transition, commonly referred to as the glide year. Most students who complete a post-baccalaureate program begin the medical school application process in June, following the completion of their program, with the intention of beginning medical school approximately 14 months later.

During a glide year, students continue to develop their professional portfolios as prospective medical students. Many students use this year to continue to take additional courses such as molecular biology, genetics, or statistics. This is also an ideal time to participate in research opportunities. The Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Program continues to offer advising through the glide year.

Recently, our glide year students have been enrolled in continuing education classes and have participated in research projects at City of Hope, Loma Linda University Medical Center, and UCSF Breast Care Center.  In addition, many students scribe or volunteer in various clinical settings.

Professional school acceptances

The following medical and health professional schools have accepted our students, and the list is growing. Schools in bold indicate where our graduates have been accepted in the past five years. Asterisk (*) denotes linkage schools.

Medical Schools

Albany Medical College
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Boston University
Chicago Medical School
Columbia University
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dartmouth University
Drexel University
Emory University
George Washington University*
Harvard Medical School
Hofstra University*
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Johns Hopkins University
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Loma Linda University
Mayo Medical School
MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Michigan State
Midwestern University – AZ & Chicago
New York Medical College
New York University
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Queen’s University – Belfast
Rochester University
Rush Medical College
St. George’s University
Temple University
Tufts University
Touro University – CA

Medical Schools

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
UCB-UCSF MSP Joint Medical Program
University of Arizona – Tucson
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside

University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Michigan*
University of Nevada – Las Vegas
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh*
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of Texas Southwestern
University of Utah
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Washington University at St. Louis
Wayne State
Western University of Health Sciences COMP*
Yale University

Dental Schools

Boston University
Harvard University
Temple University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Michigan
University of the Pacific
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California

Veterinary Medical Schools

Tufts University
University of California, Davis
University of Pennsylvania