Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
The Bennington Approach
At Bennington, we approach the study of science as we do all areas of learning: through hands-on projects and discussion-based learning. You will engage in the sciences through topics that matter to you, develop your own research questions, and design the methods to answer them. In small, seminar-style classes, each student has the opportunity to contribute to discussions, ask questions, and present work.
Classes and labs are led by our faculty, all of whom have research labs on campus, and are readily accessible outside class times.
The seven-week winter Field Work Term provides time away from the classroom to gain concentrated experience in clinical settings, research labs, or other areas of interest. Our students also utilize this time to study for the MCAT, prepare their medical school applications, and visit medical schools in between the fall and spring terms.
Bennington’s program is one year, beginning and ending in June, and covers the basic requirements for medical school and other health profession tracks.
Competitive Candidates Have:
- Bachelor’s degree in another field at time of enrollment
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Few or no previous science courses as an undergraduate
- 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.