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An Expensive, Alternative Route to Medical School

Postbaccalaureate premed programs can boost your chances of getting into med school, but aren't cheap.

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Ultimately, says Jeff Koetje, director of prehealth programs at Kaplan Test Prep, the best and least expensive route students can take is to be diligent as undergraduates. Though postbaccalaureate programs are effective, he says, they should only be considered a last resort. "They're a very expensive backup plan," he says. "It's a second chance. It's one you will pay for, but it is a second chance." 

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