HS-MACA, in collaboration with the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, administers a thirteen month fee driven Post-baccalaureate Certificate and Pre-matriculation Program designed to assist disadvantaged students by providing them with a comprehensive review of coursework, clinical experiences, and support for preparation and admission to a health science professional program. The post-baccalaureate/pre-matriculation program combines preparatory academic coursework with exam preparation opportunities, mentoring and clinical skills training, and a summer pre-matriculation session.
The goal of the Post-Baccalaureate program is to strengthen the academic abilities (science, mathematics, perceptual ability, writing, analytical reading, and critical thinking) of students who are disadvantaged academically, environmentally, financially and socially and who, for one reason or another, have previously been denied admission to a school of medicine or dentistry.
"The evaluation of this fee driven post-baccalaureate and pre-matriculation medical, dental and pharmacy and health professions program at Creighton University provided clear, positive information about a program that has grown over time into one of the finest post-baccalaureate programs in the nation. The programs continue to be well designed, well organized, well run, and generally successful. The Post-bac/Pre-matric class of 2010 performed well in their courses and improved significantly on their MCAT and DAT standardized examinations. Sixteen individuals matriculated into medical, dental, pharmacy and physical therapy programs in the fall of 2010 after completing the post-bacc and pre-matric programs."
-Ramie Coonie, PhD, Evaluator 2010