Linkage Agreement Medical School

Throughout the fall semester, you will have the opportunity to visit unionized schools, meet their admission deans, and connect with former post-baccalaureate students who have chosen the unionized option. While post-baccalaureate programs may promote the fact that they have ties to multiple medical schools, this does not mean that students can expect privileged consideration for admission to each listed medical school. Links with post-baccalaureate programs often offer post-baccalaureate graduates preferential consideration for admission, provided that these graduates meet certain requirements. However, links do not guarantee admission to a medical school at the end of a related post-baccalaureate program. We repeat: there is no guarantee that you will go to a medical school related to your Post-Bacc! Linkage is not an easy way to get into medical school. Reading the requirements of the interconnection program, attending schools, participating in the Linkage Information Session and Linkage Panel, and communicating with your advisor are the best ways to determine if the link is the right way for you. Admission criteria for interconnection programs are generally more extensive than for traditional applicants. This is due to the fact that the Linkage School extends the privilege of a review of the application at the end of the admission cycle. There are many reasons to enroll in a premedical postbalaureate program (often referred to as a Postbacc program). Some are designed for new entrants; Some are aimed at students who need to take courses in the necessary core science courses. and some programs focus on candidates who want to improve their GPA.

Other programs have been specifically designed to help people who are underrepresented in medicine or from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Since the decision to make a connection can be complex, students interested in an interconnection program should discuss it with their advisors. . . .