The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program (PBPM) is a non-degree program designed for applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree but lack the required science courses for entrance to medical school. Students typically take eight courses in the sciences over the course of the 11-month program. Prior to the start of the program in June, an optional intensive mathematics review is offered at no extra cost. Individual tutoring is provided throughout the program by a full-time teaching fellow, who also conducts homework sessions and exam reviews. Beginning in the fall, students prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) through twice-weekly prep instruction; this continues in the spring with more frequent sessions and numerous practice MCATs. The program offers numerous workshops on aspects of presenting a competitive application, including essay writing and interviewing skills. In addition, students receive extensive counseling during the medical school application process and a composite letter of evaluation from the premedical committee at Goucher. On Tuesdays starting in the fall, students have the opportunity to enhance their clinical experience by volunteering in a hospital or clinic.
Candidates for the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program are selected on a rolling admission basis starting in September. An interview is required of competitive candidates after all application materials are received. Applicants must apply through PostBacCAS. In addition to its requirements, the following are required by Goucher:
- Nonrefundable application fee, submitted electronically to Goucher College.
- Official scores from the SAT, ACT, or GRE.
- A total of two letters of recommendation.
FEES and EXPENSES
Information concerning tuition and expenses can be obtained from the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program website. The tuition fee includes workshops, MCAT preparation, tutoring provided by the teaching fellow, lectures, and laboratory fees for the eight courses and a mathematics review (offered in the summer before the start of the program). Books and incidental fees are not included.
Students may apply for graduate-level Federal Direct unsubsidized loans and Graduate Direct PLUS loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The program awards several merit scholarships; all applicants are considered for these, and there is no separate application.
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS and FACULTY
Director: Betsy Merideth
Assistant Director: Marisa Sanders
Program Assistant: Aimee Marson
Professors - Sasha Dukan (physics), George Greco (chemistry)
Associate Professors - Ruquia Ahmed-Schofield (chemistry), Kevin Schultz (chemistry), Mark Hiller (biological sciences), Rodney Yoder (physics)
Assistant Professors - Jaired Tate (chemistry), Jay Garaycochea (biological sciences), Jenny Lenkowski (biological sciences), Natalie Van Breukelen (biological sciences)