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    Welcome to PRIME: The Post-baccalaureate Readiness Instruction for bioMedical Education Program!


PRIME is a post-baccalaureate certificate (non-degree) program for students who need additional preparation to have a competitive application for MD or DO programs. It is offered by a top-40, tier-I research university and housed in a top-25 medical school, with a rich history of research and education. This program is designed for two types of students:

  • Career changers - students who have not yet completed all their pre-med requirements.
  • Academic enhancers - students who need to improve their undergraduate GPA and their foundation in key pre-med content.

Key features of this program include:

  • A highly flexible program of study tailored to provide each student the preparation that they individually need to have the best MD or DO application moving forward.
  • A dedicated program director who has experience advising for medical school admissions and who meets regularly with students one-on-one.
  • Clinically-based learning experiences designed to give students exposure to medical terminology and clinical reasoning and develop professional growth via self-reflection.
  • Specialized Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) preparatory courses designed to comprehensively review all MCAT content areas, as well as testing methods.
  • The opportunity to interview with the CWRU School of Medicine or other partner medical schools for select students.

View our Financial Aid disclosure agreement.


The Post-baccalaureate Readiness Instruction for bioMedical Education Program is designed to bolster the candidacy of highly motivated students interested in careers in medicine.

Questions? Contact us!