ChooseWhy Choose This Program?

Why Study Premedical/Prehealth at Goucher?

The Prehealth Advising Office can help you prepare for any professional or graduate program that will lead you to a career in healthcare. This could include medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, public health, genetic counseling, or many others.

LearnWhat Will You Learn?

What Will You Learn?

 A premedical/prehealth track is pursued in addition to your academic major, which can be in any discipline. You will work with the Prehealth Advising Office to determine the appropriate courses that fulfill your professional/graduate school prerequisites or premed requirements.


DoWhat Will You Do?

What Will You Do?

Along with your academic preparation, as a premedical/prehealth student you will engage in extracurricular activities that will help you cultivate skills that are essential to your future career and expose you to the socioeconomic and health care challenges faced by diverse populations. You are choosing a career in service to others, so with the help of the Prehealth Advising Office you will start exploring how you can give back to your community. A variety of volunteer and shadowing experiences will also strengthen your application to professional or graduate programs. 

Premed/Prehealth Course Curriculum

Faculty & Staff

Advising Staff

Aimee Marson, Assistant Director, Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty

Ruquia Ahmed-Schofield, Associate Professor of Chemistry: organic chemistry

Sasha Dukan, Professor of Physics: theoretical condensed matter physics

Jay Garaycochea, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

George Greco, Professor of Chemistry: organic, inorganic, and medicinal chemistry

Mark Hiller, Associate Professor of Biology: genetics and molecular biology

Jenny Lenkowski, Associate Professor of Biology: developmental biology and neurobiology

Judith R. Levine, Professor of Biology and Chemistry: biochemistry and molecular biology

Kevin Schultz, Associate Professor of Chemistry: organic chemistry

Rodney Yoder, Associate Professor of Physics

Gizelle Simpson, Instructional Staff

Jaired Tate, Professor of Practice: Chemistry

Study Abroad

By studying abroad, choosing either three-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty or semester programs suited to their academic plans, Goucher students in the Premedical/Prehealth Studies Program gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study. Visit the Office of Global Education website for more information.


Clinical Experience 

Our location just outside of Baltimore puts us in close proximity to some of the most outstanding hospitals and clinics in the nation. Goucher students regularly have clinical and research experiences at such institutions as Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Sinai Hospital, as well as clinics that help underserved and uninsured populations, including the Esperanza Health Clinic, Nueva Vida, St. Clare Medical Outreach, Shepherd’s Clinic, and Remote Area Medical. Students can gain exposure to public health initiatives through the Baltimore City Health Department’s numerous community-based programs.



Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain experience. Explore internships and credit options.

Student Employment

Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Education Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students have access to Handshake — a website for job postings, events, resumes/cover letters, and career management.

Major & Career Exploration

Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.

Job Search

A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CEO Job Search page.

Graduate & Professional School

Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CEO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 4+1 BA/MS Program

Goucher College and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School are offering Goucher students a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program. This 4+1 program combines a bachelor’s degree from Goucher with a master of science degree from Johns Hopkins in business analytics and risk management, information systems, health care management, finance, or marketing. Students can apply during their junior year. GRE or GMAT tests have been waived but applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better and have passed some quantitative reasoning courses with a grade of B or better.