Applications are accepted from citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. and citizens of Canada. The Goucher post-bac program is open to men and women who have completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university and have a strong academic record but lack the majority of science courses needed for admission to medical school. We strongly recommend that applicants have experience in mathematics at least through the pre-calculus level, as well as some experience in medical settings through volunteer or other work. Applicants are evaluated based on their previous academic record, standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, or GRE), motivation, experience in medicine, and personal qualities.
Candidates are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. Beginning in the fall, applications are processed as they are received for the next class, which begins in June. There is no specific deadline, although the preferred financial aid deadline is March 15. Please see the application instructions below. To ensure full consideration and to expedite the financial aid process, submit your application as early as possible. Competitive applicants will be interviewed after we have received all of their application materials.
A complete application consists of:
- Online application form
- $60 application fee (payable through the online application)
- Scores from the SAT, ACT, or GRE (self-reported on the online application). We require the verbal and quantitative score breakdowns.
- A current resumé and a required essay discussing your reasons for pursuing a career in medicine.
The online application also offers an optional essay prompt. Many applicants do not need to answer this question, so please disregard if it does not apply to you. If there is an aspect of your background or identity that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee, please feel free to write a brief essay addressing it. For example, this question might apply if you have had significant challenges in access to education, are a first-generation college student, have unusual socioeconimic factors, have experience with illness, or if you identify with a minority group with regards to your religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Please explain how this aspect of your background has impacted your decision to pursue medicine and send via regular mail or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Official transcripts from all U.S. high school, undergraduate and graduate institutions, sent via regular mail to the address below.
- Two letters of recommendation, sent via regular mail to the address below. Each letter should have attached the Evaluation Letter Cover Form, which you may download below.
Once we receive your online application form, application fee, self-reported test scores, resumé, and essay, we will send you an email confirming the submission of your application. We will not contact applicants missing these initial items.
Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204-2794
Please visit our Online application to begin the process.
Letter to Prospective Students (PDF)
A message to prospective students from the program director.
Financial Aid Information (PDF)
Financial Aid Information relevant to the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program.
Latest Information (PDF)
This is up-to-the-minute information on the program.
Evaluation Letter Cover Form (PDF)
Print out two, one for each of your evaluators.
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