Gap Year Certificate
Are you planning on taking a gap or bridge year after college while you apply for medical, dental, or PA school? The question is, what can you do with your gap year that will be attractive to professional health schools?
EMU's Gap Year Certificate program provides a structure that allows students to build and strengthen their application, even while they’re in the current application cycle. Gap Year Certificate students take graduate-level natural science courses to demonstrate they are ready for the rigors of professional health school, complete a semester-long research or health care-related internship in Washington D.C., and travel to Central or South America to learn how health care is delivered in another country.
Our internship options in Washington D.C. provide students with the opportunity to conduct research at sites such as the National Institutes of Health or Georgetown University Hospital or serve the community in one of the many non-profit clinics our program partners with.
Our Gap Year Certificate curriculum is structured so that you can work to strengthen your science GPA during the fall semester, which can then serve as a significant update to your professional health school application. You can additionally communicate with admissions counselors about your upcoming internship in Washington D.C. in the spring and cross-culture health care experience in the summer.
Don't waste your gap year! Boost your GPA, land a rewarding internship, and travel abroad to learn and serve, all the while taking your professional health school application to the next level.