The way the Goucher post-bac program curriculum breaks down is simple. There are eight semester-long courses. Beginning in June, you will take two semesters of general chemistry over the summer, then two semesters each of organic chemistry, physics, and biology over the fall and spring. Starting in 2014-15, we will be adapting to reflect the new 2015 MCAT with additional course offerings. You will take a three-week intensive biochemistry course between the fall and spring semesters, in addition to the biochemistry that is incorporated into the existing biology and organic chemistry courses. Statistics is integrated throughout the coursework, labs, and our non-credit math review, and there will be preparation in the social and behavioral sciences. Of course, our MCAT course will reflect these changes in order to best prepare you for the exam.
The program can be adjusted in some ways to meet your individual needs. If you've already completed one or two of the core requirements, we can replace them with upper-level science courses.
The only thing you can’t do is repeat previous science coursework. The Goucher post-bac program is for college graduates who want to become physicians but didn’t take the required courses in their undergraduate years. It’s not designed to enhance an existing premedical education, nor is it an opportunity to retake previous science courses.
Prospective applicants who have completed one or two of the core requirements at least five years ago may call to discuss their particular situation.
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