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Program Overview

The PRIME program is highly flexible. To earn this certificate, students must complete at least 24 credit hours. Your program of study must be approved by the program director.

Each student will work closely with the program director to tailor the program to their needs. Based on previous coursework taken, some students may need to take more than 24 credit hours to complete the prerequisite courses for medical school and earn the PRIME certificate.

This program can be completed in 1-2 years, depending on your individual needs.

Career Changer Track

This track is designed for students who have not taken all the prerequisite courses for medical school, typically due to a career change or change in post-graduation plans. In general, all students must take 16 specific natural science, social science, and mathematics courses (55 credits) as a baseline requirement for medical school admissions. As part of the PRIME program, students must complete all of the courses required for medical school admission not previously taken, in addition to the two Clinical Inquiry (IQ) courses (MGRD 310 and 311), before the certificate will be awarded. As such, depending on student needs, programs of study could range from 24 credits to 60 credits. Beyond the required courses, students may also elect to take upper-level undergraduate courses or graduate courses to demonstrate additional academic rigor.

Academic Enhancement Track

This track is designed for students who have taken all or most of the prerequisite courses for medical school consideration but did not get a strong enough GPA to make them competitive for medical school admission. Students in this track are still required to complete at least 24 graded credits in order to earn the certificate, including the Clinical Inquiry (IQ) classes (MGRD 310 and 311). Beyond the courses required for medical school admission, students may also elect to take upper-level undergraduate courses or graduate courses to demonstrate additional academic rigor.

To discuss your potential program of study, please reach out to prime@case.edu.

PRIME Leadership

Cheryl Thompson, PhD

Cheryl Thompson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition
Director of Master’s Programs for the School of Medicine cheryl@case.edu
School of Medicine, BRB 927

10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44116-7068

216.368.3956 (o) 216.368.6644 (f)
Jill Korbin, PhD

Jill Korbin, PhD

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor
Professor of Anthropology
Director, Schubert Center for Child Studies
Co-Director, Childhood Studies Program
jill.korbin@case.edu
College of Arts and Sciences

10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44116-7068

216.368.4413 (o) 216.368.3842 (f)

For more information about this program, please email prime@case.edu

P.R.I.M.E.

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

Contact us!
216.368.3956
prime@case.edu