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Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Program (PHPB)

The University of Florida's Pre-health Post-Baccalaureate Program (PHPB) offers dedicated and motivated students an opportunity to complete academic pre-requisite courses for admission to medical, dental, or veterinary school. PHPB is a rigorous, two year structured program.

Courses are offered once per year. Students in PHPB complete the majority of courses in classes created just for PHPB students, experiencing the outstanding teaching faculty at the University of Florida. This is a comprehensive program offering non-science courses that assist you in developing academic skills, application skills, and professional competencies necessary for application to medical, dental, PA, or veterinary school.

Other health professions are considered. However, for professions other than medicine, pre-requisite courses not included in our standard curriculum are not offered.

2019 Fall Application Cycle via PostBacCAS now open!


Follow the steps below to be sure your application is considered complete:

  1. Complete the PostBacCAS Application, selecting UF as the program for which you are applying.
  2. Complete the University of Florida Post-Baccalaureate Application.
    When filling out the application, be sure to select "PHPB" as your Postbaccalaureate type.
  3. Send official transcripts from each institution you've attended to:
    University of Florida
    Office of Admissions
    PO Box 114000
    Gainesville, FL 32611-4000.
    Note: You must also send official transcripts directly to PostBacCAS.
  4. Two letters of recommendation are required as part of the PostBacCAS Application. These should be submitted directly to PostBacCAS. Recommenders should be individuals who know you in a professional or academic capacity. They should not be family members, peers, or family friends. Appropriate recommenders include people such as professors, employers, volunteer coordinators, or health care providers you have worked with.


The UF PHPB program offers two tracks to help you complete pre-requisite coursework. Each track requires full-time enrollment. The track you choose depends on your academic background. All tracks require a bachelor's degree for admission. For more information on each track, see the Admission and Course information. Fall admission only.

Students who completed science pre-requisites five or more years ago still have an opportunity for admission. However all courses five or more years and/or with less than a B earned will be required to be repeated.

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Be sure to read the full eligibility requirements before applying to the program. Please contact us if you have any question on which track best suits your needs.

Pre-Requisite Sciences* Already Completed Grades in pre-requisite sciences already completed Length of Program
Career Changer No more than 2 Bs or better 5 semesters
ReStart 1-3 Below B on any course 5+ semesters

* Pre-requisite Sciences refers to Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics

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Pre-Health Postbac Program (PHPB)

Farrior Hall
P.O Box 112015
Gainesville FL 32611
P: 352.273.4083
F: 352.392.2905