IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO DECIDE YOU WANT TO BE A DOCTOR—even if you didn't take the right courses in college.
If you have the commitment, motivation, and desire to become a doctor, but lack the undergraduate science prerequisites for medical school, the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program at Goucher College is the place for you.
You will learn alongside people like you, in small classes focused on the distinctive needs of post-baccalaureate premedical students. You will receive close, personal attention and guidance from your professors, tutors, and advisors. You will be encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities for practical experience available in the Baltimore area and the linkages Goucher has developed with prominent medical schools. And in one year, you will earn a certificate by completing the courses necessary to pursue a career in medicine.
Goucher's Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program is one of the oldest and best in the nation.
We've been developing and refining it for more than 30 years. It's built upon Goucher's long tradition of rigorous undergraduate science education-and the expertise of Goucher's outstanding faculty-providing you with an intensive premedical education so thorough and strong that, in the last ten years, 99.7 percent of our graduates have been accepted into U.S. medical schools. We're also very proud that over the past three years, medical schools have awarded more than $6 million in merit scholarships to 38 Goucher post-bacs.
Supportive, rigorous, and challenging, the Goucher Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program provides the best preparation for men and women dedicated to changing their lives—and touching the lives of others—by pursuing a career in medicine.
Required gainful employment disclosures: tuition/fees $30,600; books/supplies $1,100; on-campus room and board: not offered. Median debt for students completing program: federal loans $0; private educational loans $0; institutional financing plan debt $0. The program is designed to take 11 months to complete. On-time completion rate for students completing program in 2012-2013: 100%. Medical school acceptance rate for students who completed program in last ten years: 99.7%. The program prepares students to be competitive medical school applicants or spend their application year working. Standard Occupational Classification codes (www.bls.gov/SOC/codes) that correspond to application-year jobs: 19-4021.00 Biological Technicians -www.bls.gov/soc/2010/soc194021.htm; 19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other - www.bls.gov/soc/2010/soc194099.htm; 21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants - www.bls.gov/soc/2010/soc211093.htm; 21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other - www.bls.gov/soc/2010/soc211099.htm; 21-1091 Health Educators - www.bls.gov/soc/2010/soc211091.htm; 31-9092 Medical Assistants - www.bls.gov/soc/2010/soc319092.htm. See www.goucher.edu/graduate-programs/post-baccalaureate-premed-program/required-consumer-information for more information.
"One of the things I most appreciate about Goucher is the way it’s a two-year program. The coursework only spans a year, but the staff’s involvement during the following year is just as significant, helping us select the medical schools that are the best “fit”, looking over every draft of our essays, and spending time preparing us for our interviews. They really care about helping us be the strongest applicants we can be."