There is no single “correct” path to medical, dental, or veterinary school. Postbaccalaureate (or postbac) programs allow students to take classes after graduation.
There are two main types of programs: career changers and academic record enhancers. There are also programs specifically focused on increasing the success of students who are underrepresented in medicine in terms of their race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.
For students with no or few science pre-requisites.
- Postbac Paths: Career Changers Handout (pdf).
- List of career changer programs in which Princeton alums have found success.
For students who need an academic “boost” from courses taken after graduation.