Students, sitting on the ground in a circle, attending a lecture outdoors.

While our Postbac Premed Program primarily focuses on delivering the essential coursework for students' future health profession plans, we are committed to nurturing their success and providing support across multiple domains.

Postbac Community

One of the most notable advantages of our Postbac Premed Program is the vibrant cohorted community of fellow postbacs who will serve as your classmates, collaborators, and support system throughout your rigorous academic journey. Over the past three decades, students have forged lifelong friendships while studying, volunteering, and socializing together at Tufts. Your peers will prove invaluable in your academic pursuits, sharing resources, clarifying complex concepts, and offering encouragement as you work towards your goals.

Tufts University Community

Tufts University, a prominent research institution, encompasses a highly esteemed undergraduate program alongside schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nutrition, as well as programs in physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and public health. 

Despite its stature, the Medford campus cultivates a culture reminiscent of a liberal arts college. All courses are taught by professors who hold weekly office hours, encouraging students to engage in discussions, seek clarification, and express their interests in the material. The Student Accessibility and Academic Resources (StAAR) Center, staffed by trained student tutors, provides a range of services including subject tutoring, study skills coaching, and writing consulting, all free of charge.

While Tufts students are ambitious and diligent, a spirit of collaboration rather than competition prevails among prehealth students. Numerous clubs and organizations have been established to support communities both locally and beyond, reflecting a commitment to mutual assistance and well-being.

Greater Boston and Cambridge Communities

Boston's status as a major medical hub offers a plethora of opportunities for volunteering, internships, and paid employment in the healthcare sector. While prioritizing their studies, our Postbac students actively engage in healthcare-related activities to enhance their understanding and credentials. 

Top-tier educational institutions like Tufts, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston University, Northeastern, and Boston College, give Boston the highest student population per capita in the United States. We’re also home to some of the best academic medical centers in the world, including Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Tufts Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess.

The program maintains a special partnership with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, providing 6-8 paid clinical research preceptorships annually. Additionally, students gain valuable experience at various healthcare institutions including Boston Healthcare for the Homeless, Cambridge Health Alliance, Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospice, Boston Medical Center, and Winchester Hospital Emergency Room, among others.

Beyond healthcare, the Boston community offers a rich tapestry of cultural experiences. Our students delight in exploring the Italian culture and cuisine of the North End, the vibrant Seaport district, and numerous museums and restaurants. The Greater Boston area is home to over 60 non-profit four year colleges and universities and houses over 160,000 students. 

Virtual Tour

We welcome you to take a virtual tour of the Medford/Somerville campus to see what you think!