Postbaccalaureate Opportunties-Health Professions Program - Carnegie Mellon University

Postbaccalaureate Opportunities

While many future health care professionals begin their undergraduate careers planning to matriculate to a health professions program shortly after their college graduation, a significant proportion of these people ultimately decide to seek out additional experiences in research, service or academics prior to matriculating or applying to a health professions program.  Did you know that the average age of people starting medical school was 24 in 2012 (see AAMC data)?  Delaying the start of medical school can make sense for many reasons, including satisfying a desire to serve, to travel, to be involved in research or to prove oneself academically.  Below are some great options for one or more years after graduation.