Bar Ilan Offers Full Tuition Scholarship to New English-Language PreMed Program in Israel

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Bar Ilan, Israel's largest research university, has just opened a one-year, English-language, postbac premed program in Tel Aviv. And one lucky student will be awarded a full scholarship this year.

Now there’s a new, Israeli addition to US postbac, premed programs that offer US college graduates with no science background a year to make up their premed requirements: Bar Ilan, Israel’s largest research university, has just opened up a one-year, English-language, postbac premed program on its Tel Aviv campus. And one lucky student will be awarded a full tuition scholarship this year.

“Unlike its US competition, Bar Ilan’s program is more affordable [as low as $20,000, based on eligibility, less than a third of comparable programs in the US], with smaller class sizes [instead of enormous lecture classes crammed with 400 undergraduates, the Bar Ilan classes cap at 35 students]. In addition, the program offers intensive Stanley Kaplan MCAT training [whose price is included in the program] as well as personalized medical school interview training, and one-on-one application help to support students’ medical school applications,” said Don Katcoff, Director of the Bar Ilan PostBac PreMed Program.

The program, aimed at students returning to the US for medical school, is also open to students interested in careers in audiology, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry, psychology, and rehabilitation science, as well as those preparing for veterinary or nursing school. The Bar Ilan premed program is one of the only postbacs worldwide with a focus on global health initiatives.

“Bar Ilan faculty, which includes graduates of Harvard, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and Columbia, has been teaching premed courses for close to 50 years,” said Dr. Robert Dickman, US director of the program, and former chair of family medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. “We have developed a comprehensive experience designed to make well-rounded future medical students, including MCAT preparation, clinical exposure, and global health initiatives.”

For more information on the new Bar Ilan premed program and how to apply for the Bar Ilan premed full tuition scholarship, see the website at or contact publicist Fern Reiss at Fern(at)BarIlanPreMed(dot)com

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