Online Medical Programs for Pre-Health Students

Gain a competitive edge for graduate school applications

Healthcare programs only accept a fraction of applicants. If you’d like to receive an acceptance letter, then you have to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

ACT’s flexible medical programs enhance your application in 3 ways:

  1. Practice clinical skills during a guaranteed clinical placement
  2. Become an integral part of the medical team, not simply a student
  3. Prove you’re ready for graduate school with a job in healthcare 

Wouldn’t you like to improve your chance to get accepted to your healthcare program? 

Discover our range of medical program offerings below!

Your Competitive Edge in a Word: Clinical Experience

Graduate school admissions committees actively seek out applicants with a proven track record in healthcare. The best way to prove your commitment to the healthcare profession is by working on the frontlines. 

In as little as eight weeks, you’ll earn a nationally-recognized certificate. With our affordable online healthcare training programs, you’ll gain hands-on patient care experience, interact with medical professionals, and perform clinical tasks in a healthcare setting.

But there’s more! Our online medical certifications also open doors to paid positions, allowing you to accumulate the critical experience hours required by medical and PA schools. This win-win opportunity distinguishes you from other applicants by showcasing your dedication, skills, and knowledge to admissions committees.

If you’re ready to begin your career in healthcare, then explore different pathways to clinical experience below! 

The road to becoming a physician requires huge commitment. At ACT, we believe no pre-med student should have to go it alone. We designed our programs to offer pre-med students the best preparation for medical school, while also staying motivated. 

To help prepare you for your future medical career, we offer a robust pre-med program to gain hands-on experience, including: 

  • Clinical Hours (guaranteed) — In as little as 8 weeks, you could begin to accumulate clinical hours. Our network of partners means that we can match your clinical experience to your career aspirations. 
  • Flexible Programming — All our programs are 100% online. You can study at your own convenience, while balancing other commitments. We also offer 12-month access so you can go through the material at your own pace. 
  • Mentorship Program — We match students with an MD advisor who can provide valuable insight from their own experience in the field. They’ve also served on admissions committees, which means they know exactly what qualifies as a strong application. 

By enrolling in ACT’s medical programs, you’ll improve your chances of a successful medical school application. This program includes everything you need to impress admissions committees from clinical experience to mentorship. Plus, it lays the foundation for your career in medicine. You will have the opportunity to work in diverse clinical settings, network with like-minded peers, and obtain advice from career coaches. With your certification, you’ll also be able to find your first job in healthcare. 

Begin your healthcare career and gain valuable clinical experience with ACT’s medical programs for pre-med students.


Pre-PA Programs


Embarking on the pathway to become a Physician Assistant (PA) is both an exhilarating and demanding endeavor. One way to ensure you’re ready for PA school is by obtaining certifications as a Patient Care Technician (PCT) or Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

ACT’s online medical programs are built with a keen emphasis on the importance of Patient Care Experience (PCE) for pre-PA students. They will equip you with the necessary theoretical knowledge, as well as practical training to prepare you for industry-recognized certifications. These certifications open up a myriad of job opportunities in the healthcare sector, allowing you to carry out essential patient care tasks.

ACT’s medical programs prepare pre-PA students for crafting a stellar graduate school application in these ways:

  • Clinical placements — We provide an unparalleled opportunity for hands-on experience in real-world settings. You’ll garner the direct patient care experience required to apply for PA schools. 
  • Virtual simulations — Refine your skills with interactive patient scenarios. You’ll apply your knowledge to real-world patient scenarios. 
  • Comprehensive Curriculum — Cover crucial topics, such as medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and medical office procedures. 
  • PCT or CCMA jobs — Interact directly with patients and healthcare teams in your first healthcare job. You’ll also get first-hand exposure to the intricacies of patient care. 

With our job placement guarantee, you can cultivate essential clinical skills. These skills could boost your application and prepare you for the PA program’s rigors. Patient interactions also enhance interpersonal and communication skills. Plus, you’ll refine empathy and collaborative abilities, qualities integral to building trust with patients and delivering patient-centered care.

ACT’s online programs incorporate practical training opportunities that include simulated patient care scenarios and interactive exercises. This encourages students to apply their knowledge in a supportive, controlled environment. The programs also provide an opportunity to network with healthcare professionals and gain mentorship from experienced PAs, reinforcing the learning experience and professional development.

Get the easiest pathway to get patient care experience for your PA school application! 

By beginning your healthcare  career with a Patient Care Technician (PCT) certification, aspiring nurses can reap significant benefits. The immersive PCT training provides practical skills and foundational knowledge while boosting your confidence and professionalism, both crucial for success in nursing school and your subsequent career.

A PCT certification serves as a practical and informative bridge between the pre-nursing program and nursing school. 

Through this certification, you’ll gain:

  • Hands-on Experience — Interact directly with patients during a clinical placement. You’ll practice clinical skills, such as taking vital signs, aiding in daily activities, performing basic medical procedures, and ensuring patient safety. 
  • Clinical Placement — Get the opportunity to work alongside healthcare professionals. You could gain valuable insights into patient care dynamics.
  • Simulations and Interactive Exercises — Go beyond theoretical learning with cutting-edge virtual training. You’ll actively apply your knowledge, hone your skills, and cultivate critical thinking abilities in virtual simulations and laboratories. 
  • Flexible Programming — Balance your education with your existing responsibilities. ACT’s 100% online medical program allows you to study when it’s convenient for you. 

Undertaking the pre-nursing student pathway as a Patient Care Technician offers a multitude of benefits to those aspiring for a nursing career. With the practical experience, foundational knowledge, and enhanced professional acumen gained through ACT’s online Patient Care Tech program, pre-nursing students can set a solid foundation for success. 

Choose this pathway to excel in nursing school and beyond!


Pre-Pharmacy Programs

A Pharmacy Technician certification plays a pivotal role in the pre-pharmacy program by offering valuable hands-on experience.

As a CPhT, students gain a unique insight into the operation of a pharmacy setting, with opportunities to directly interact with patients and healthcare professionals. Engaging closely with pharmacy teams, students glean an understanding of pharmaceutical care dynamics, thereby readying themselves for the expectations of pharmacy school.

This direct involvement enables them to acquire crucial skills such as:

  • Prescription Processing
  • Medication Dispensing
  • Inventory Management
  • Medication Safety

Pursuing a CPhT certification as a pre-pharmacy student provides a considerable lift to confidence and professionalism. By interacting with patients and healthcare teams, you’ll refine your interpersonal and communication skills. You’ll learn to manage medication-related challenges, maintain empathy, and display professionalism when dealing with diverse patient groups. These traits form the cornerstone of a prosperous pharmacy career, distinguishing pre-pharmacy students as compassionate and proficient healthcare professionals.

ACT’s online Pharmacy Technician program is an excellent resource for individuals seeking to embark on the pre-pharmacy journey by providing:

  • Unmatched Flexibility — Your online program gives you the ability to work at your own pace. Plus, you can balance other commitments around your medical training program.  
  • Comprehensive Curriculum —  Gain a deep understanding of the essential aspects of pharmaceutical care. You’ll cover subjects, such as pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, drug interactions, and pharmacy law and ethics.
  • Virtual Simulations and Interactive Exercises — These exercises let you actively put your knowledge into practice, sharpen your skills, and cultivate critical thinking abilities within a supportive online setting.
  • Practical Training Opportunity — Your guaranteed clinical placement allows you to apply your new skills in a safe environment. Plus, admissions committees prize clinical hours. 

By choosing this pathway, individuals lay a robust foundation for a successful pharmacy career, ensuring they are prepared to thrive in pharmacy school and make significant contributions to pharmaceutical care.

Register now for convenient training, complete curriculum, and hands-on training opportunities. 

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