Ferrilyn Sourdiffe '84
Since 1980, Bennington’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program has concentrated on giving students the best science education possible. Based on student participation in the classroom and close individual attention, Bennington’s educational philosophy is that you learn science by doing science.
Academically rigorous, our small, seminar style classes encourage the development of scientific inquiry and problem-solving through the formulation of research questions and the completion of research projects.
Bennington's postbac program is for students who have excelled in an undergraduate program in an area other than science and now wish to acquire the prerequisites necessary to apply to medical and other health-related professional schools. Our postbac students are both recent college graduates and experienced professionals from many backgrounds.
Bennington’s program is one year and begins and ends in June, completing the basic requirements for medical school and other health profession tracks.
- A Bachelor’s degree in another field at time of enrollment
- A minimum GPA of 3.0
- Taken few or no previous science courses as an undergraduate
- A demonstrated interest in some area of medicine or healthcare
Our students go on to attend many of the finest medical schools in the country. We offer close assistance to our alums in achieving their professional goals. Students have access to intensive advising not only during their postbac year but throughout the following application (glide) year as well.