Georgetown Medical School is one of three medical schools located in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Of the three, Georgetown Medical School is known for having the toughest medical school acceptance rates

Originally founded in 1851, Georgetown Medical School is the oldest Catholic medical school in the United States. Located adjacent to Georgetown University’s main campus, the School of Medicine is one of the five graduate schools offered by the university and can be found on Reservoir Road in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. 

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Mission Statement

The School of Medicine is heir to the Jesuit traditions of care of the sick and commitment to service and social justice. It embodies the university’s dedication to the pursuit of knowledge in service of the community. 

The Georgetown medical experience is centered in “Cura Personalis” — care for a person’s psychological, spiritual, social well-being in addition to their physical well-being. It lays the groundwork for the intellectual and ethical formation of physician-healers committed to the clinically competent care and well-being of their patients and dedicated to the health needs of the underserved in our society. 

The result is a community of scholars and healers who are challenged to achieve their personal potential; dedicated to healing the individual patient; committed to serving the healthcare needs of the community and advocating for those who have no voice in our society.

Available Programs

Offering a wide range of programs to applicants, Georgetown Medical School provides a traditional M.D. and multiple dual degree programs, including M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., as well as a number of other dual degree programs.

M.D. Program

The Doctor of Medicine degree, or M.D. program offered by Georgetown Medical School, is based on a four-year curriculum that seeks to combine educated physicians with general professional education. The Georgetown community provides an education that is guided by skills, knowledge, and values to produce clinical, scientific, professional, and “high touch” competencies.

M.D./Ph.D.

For students interested in pursuing a medically-related research career, Georgetown Medical School offers the M.D./Ph.D. program. During this program, students complete their first two years in medical school, with research rotations through the summers. Through the third and sixth years of schooling, students perform Ph.D. research in a lab on campus provided through the Georgetown Medical School graduate programs.

Dual Degree Programs

In addition to the M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs, Georgetown Medical School also offers students several opportunities in dual degree programs.

M.D./M.B.A.

To be considered for the M.D./M.B.A. dual degree program, students must apply and be accepted to Georgetown Medical School and School of Business. Students pursuing this dual degree program spend the first three years at Georgetown Medical School before switching over to the McDonough School of Business to complete their fourth year. In the fifth and final year of the program, students complete a Global Business Experience.

M.D./M.P.H.

Working cooperatively with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the world’s largest school of public health, Georgetown Medical School offers the M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program. This program is a five-year curriculum, which allows students to complete their M.P.H. during their third and fourth years.

M.D./M.S.

In conjunction with Biomedical Graduate Education, students are able to complete the M.D./M.S. dual degree program. Students have the option of completing the master’s degree portion of this program before starting their M.D. program or between their second and third years.

M.D./M.A.L.S. in Ethics and Professionalism

In conjunction with the School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown Medical School offer the M.D./M.A.L.S. in Ethics and Professionalism. This is a five-year program in which students will complete their M.A.L.S. degree before starting the M.D. program.

M.D./M.A. or Ph.D. in Philosophy

In pursuing dual degrees in philosophy, students have the option of the master's or doctorate program in conjunction with their M.D. program. Either way, coursework for the philosophy portion of the curriculum will begin after completion of the second year of the M.D. program.

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Academic Curriculum

The academic curriculum at Georgetown Medical School promotes a longitudinal approach to training physicians. In the pre-clinical phase, students learn basic science and doctoring curricula through integrated, systems-based modules with exposure to normal and abnormal pathophysiology (16-month period). Training is complemented with robust simulated and live clinical educational experiences, early patient exposure, advocacy, & the ethical/cultural dimensions of medicine. 

The Core Clerkship Phase (Spring 2nd year) provides comprehensive clinical training in the care of patients through clerkships in the major-medical specialties. The Advanced Clinical Phase (summer 3rd year) gives each student substantial responsibility for the management of patients through acting internships, elective study, and research. Extracurricular opportunities are available to students such as the longitudinal scholarly tracks (health justice, population health, literature & medicine, and more) as well as a Mind-Body Medicine Program and international rotations.

Application Timeline

You can view the general medical school application timeline of the Georgetown Medical School application process below. Since this information is constantly updated, it is best recommended to check the exact dates and timelines prescribed on the school’s portal.

Admissions Statistics

The average profile of the entering class for Georgetown Medical School looks as follows:

Eligibility Requirements

While Georgetown Medical School welcomes international students, it is required that anyone holding a bachelor’s degree or another advanced degree from an institution outside of the United States have their transcript certified. 

Georgetown Medical School recognizes all credential evaluation services as a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Georgetown Medical School can certify degrees of equivalency to degrees and coursework held in the United States through this transcript certification. 

Typically, students applying to any of the programs offered by Georgetown Medical School that currently hold coursework or degrees from any of the following countries do not need evaluations and certifications completed: 

  • Australia
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom

Recommended Courses

To apply for the M.D. program at Georgetown Medical School, you must have completed your baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited undergraduate institution within the United States. If you are applying from outside of the United States, you will need to have your coursework adequately evaluated, as previously mentioned. 

It is preferred by admissions that students do not take Pass/Fail grades on any of the required medical school prerequisites. Additionally, it is preferred these classes be handled in a classroom setting rather than online. Math and AP classes are approved as online courses if they show on your transcript. 

All students are required to complete the following courses in their undergraduate studies:

Tuition and Debt

The annual medical school tuition and fees as well as the total costs of attendance, including additional costs and health insurance, are approximately:

Funding Opportunities

Georgetown Medical School offers a variety of funding opportunities to students, including federal loan programs, medical school scholarships, and grants. 78% of the students at Georgetown Medical School are currently receiving financial aid.

Scholarships

The university strongly recommends that students apply for outside scholarships to help reduce their student loan debt. Thankfully, they provide resources to anyone looking for scholarships, including information about the following funding opportunities: 

Selection Factors

The Admissions Committee at Georgetown Medical School looks specifically at five major areas of applicants, without weight in one category. Every application is only reviewed once by the Committee on Admissions, with the following required elements.

Essays

All students must complete their AMCAS personal statement and Georgetown medical school secondary essays.

Experiences

The Committee on Admissions values a variety of extracurricular experiences, including clinical, leadership, service, and research experiences, with an expectation that applicants have a minimum of the following: 

  • Substantive, longitudinal clinical experiences in:
  1. Shadowing a physician
  2. Medical mission trips
  3. Scribing
  4. Community EMS
  • Research in any academic discipline
  • Direct service to an underserved population 

The following data shows the premedical experience of the most recent matriculants to Georgetown Medical School.

MCAT

All students must have valid MCAT scores, meaning that the score cannot be older than two years at the time of application. Section scores below 125 are considered non-competitive by the Committee on Admissions at Georgetown Medical School.

GPA

Applicants should have a heavy emphasis on their undergraduate BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics, math) GPA, in which falling equal to or less than a 3.0 is considered non-competitive and a GPA of equal to or more than 3.6 is considered to be highly competitive.

Letters of Recommendation

In order to be considered at Georgetown Medical School, applicants must submit a minimum of one committee letter/packet or two individual letters. The Committee on Admissions will accept no more than five letters at a maximum. All medical school letters of recommendation should be submitted through the AMCAS Letter Service.

The Admissions Committee also takes into consideration extracurricular activities, which may include any of the following: 

On a more personal level, Georgetown Medical School also looks at each applicant regarding personal character. Some of the primary characteristics the committee is looking for include: 

Making an in-depth analysis of each applicant depends on all aspects of the applicant’s file, including academic record, letters of recommendation, supplemental application, and interview. 

Alternatively, any students who have been dismissed from another medical school will not be considered for admission at Georgetown Medical School.

Interview Formats

Interviews are only held for approximately 5% of Georgetown Medical School applicants. The selection is made based on the application data and those who appear to merit serious consideration are sent interview invitations. 

Georgetown Medical School interviews are one-on-one interviews, which follow a schedule that includes: 

  • Visit with Financial Services
  • Overview of curriculum, facilities, and student support
  • Campus tour
  • Two one-on-one interviews with faculty
  • Lunch with the dean of admissions
  • Tour of one clinical medical facility
  • Information regarding admission committee decision process and timelines
  • Information regarding commitment to a diverse class

Acceptance and Waitlist Information

Applicants who receive an offer of acceptance from Georgetown Medical School are required to submit a medical school letter of intent, which must be sent within two weeks of receiving the offer. Acceptance letters come out beginning in November. You can request a written extension. Otherwise, you must send a $100 reservation deposit with your letter of intent which can be refunded if you withdraw before April 30. 

The waitlist for Georgetown Medical School typically holds around 200 positions per cycle. Admissions are offered on a rolling admissions schedule. Applicants who are not offered acceptance and not rejected get placed on an alternate list.

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FAQs

1. What is the overall acceptance rate?

The overall acceptance rate at Georgetown Medical School is 1.40%.

2. What is the average GPA?

The average GPA for acceptance at Georgetown Medical School 3.79, with a science GPA of 3.76.

3. What is the average MCAT?

The average MCAT for Georgetown Medical School is 513. A breakdown of the MCAT scores are as follows: 

  • Chemical and physical foundations of biological systems = 128
  • Critical analysis and reasoning skills = 127
  • Biological and biochemical foundations of living systems = 129
  • Psychosocial, social, and biological foundations of behavior = 129
4. What is the interview format?

The interview format for Georgetown Medical School is one-on-one, with only approximately 5% of applicants being invited to interview.

5. How should letters of recommendation be formatted?

Letters of recommendation for Georgetown Medical School follow the AMCAS letter service, which requires the following: 

  • If your undergraduate institution  has a Pre-Health/Pre-Medical Advisory Committee:
  1. A composite letter from the Pre-Health/Pre-Medical Advisory Committee of the college you are attending or attended
  • If your undergraduate institution does NOT have a Pre-Health/Pre-Medical Advisory Committee:
  1. Three official letters from faculty members who have taught or supervised you are required
  2. It is preferred that two of the three letters be from the science faculty 
  3. If you are taking, or have taken, graduate or post-baccalaureate courses, at least one letter should be submitted from a faculty member who has supervised your graduate work 

Letters of recommendation must be prepared on official letterhead, include the date of correspondence, and be signed by your letter writer, with his/her title provided. Letters of recommendation that do not meet these guidelines are considered unofficial and will not be used to evaluate an applicant’s file.

6. Does Georgetown Medical School accept out-of-state applicants?

Yes. Georgetown Medical School is an out-of-state friendly medical school.

7. Does Georgetown Medical School accept Canadian applicants?

Yes. Georgetown Medical school accepts Canadian students.

8. Does Georgetown Medical School accept international applicants?

Yes. Georgetown Medical school accepts international students with a World Education Services (WES) transcript.

9. Does Georgetown Medical School accept DACA status applicants?

Yes. Georgetown Medical school accepts Deferred ACtion for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students.

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