The Premedical/Pre-Health program at Goucher provides the comprehensive coursework and scientific background necessary for professional and graduate school in the health professions, including: Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Optometry, Physician Assistant Programs, Pharmacy Doctorate and Doctorate in Physical Therapy programs.  We also stress the intellectual discipline and problem-solving skills necessary for careers that require life-long learning. See the requirements and typical schedule of core courses (left menu) for more detail.

In addition to having a strong academic record, successful applicants to professional schools need to demonstrate a wide range of intangible criteria, including a demonstrated interest in medicine/health professions, maturity and good character, altruism, and the ability to work with people different from themselves.

We believe our success in placing students into professional schools-at rates two or three times the national average-comes from positioning our pre-professional education in the context of the humanities and social sciences. This context helps develop not only an appreciation of the human experience and cultural differences, but also compassionate practitioners who communicate effectively and deliver the best care to patients from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures, and family situations.

Department Chair
George Delahunty | 410.337.6305 |

Programs of Study

  • Premedical Studies
  • Preveterinary Studies
  • Predental Studies


David Spivey
David Spivey
"The premedical advising that Goucher offers is excellent; every step of the way, from deciding what classes to take as a freshman to scheduling interviews at medical schools, I knew what to expect and what I needed to do to succeed."

David Spivey '14
Medical student, University of Maryland, Class of 2018 Medical Corps Officer, Navy Reserve