Medical Schools in Washington, DC

Updated: June 6, 2020

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This blog lists the medical schools located in DC including their course requirements and admission statistics. It also outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Washington, DC.

The District of Columbia, the capital region of the United States, allows you to not only study medicine at some of the best educational institutions in the world but to also be close to major research and government institutions, making Washington, DC the ideal place to study for those students interested in public policy and health research.

Medical Schools in Washington DC:

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Howard University College of Medicine

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George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Location: Washington, DC

Established in 1824, the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is the 11th oldest medical school in the United States. Their mission is to "improve the health of our local, national, and global communities by:

  • Educating a diverse workforce of tomorrow’s leaders in medicine, science, and health sciences.
  • Healing through innovative and compassionate care.
  • Advancing biomedical, translational, and health services delivery research with an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Promoting a culture of excellence through inclusion, service, and advocacy."

Successful candidates to GW School of Medicine will possess the following qualities:

  • A commitment to lifelong learning
  • Altruism, integrity, respect, maturity, reliability, dependability, and compassion
  • Sustained and effective leadership
  • A commitment to advocacy and innovation to achieve change
  • Personal balance, self-awareness and resilience in the face of challenges
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate well with others

Course Requirements

No specific course requirements

Recommended Courses

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Laboratory Experience
  • Statistics/ Biostatistics/ Probability/ Math
  • English
  • Proficiency in additional languages is valued
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 512

Average accepted GPA: 3.70

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Established in 1851, the Georgetown University School of Medicine's mission is "to educate a diverse student body, in an integrated way, to become knowledgeable, ethical, skillful and compassionate physicians and biomedical scientists who are dedicated to the care of others and health needs of our society." Each year, roughly 13,000 applicants compete for 1000 interview invitations and 200 spots into the MD program. With a success rate of only 1.5%, the Georgetown University School of Medicine is one of the more competitive programs in the United States.

Location: Washington, DC

Course Requirements

  • General Biology: 1 year with lab (8 semester hours)
  • General Chemistry: 1 year with lab (8 semester hours)
  • Organic Chemistry: 1 year with lab (8 semester hours)
  • Physics: 1 year with lab (8 semester hours)
  • Mathematics: 1 semester

Recommended Courses

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Computer Science
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Embryology
  • Biostatistics
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Humanities
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 512

Average accepted GPA: 3.63

Howard University College of Medicine

Founded in 1968, Howard University College of Medicine's mission is to "provide students of high academic potential with a medical education of exceptional quality and prepares physicians and other health care professionals to serve the underserved. Particular focus is on the education of disadvantaged students for careers in medicine. Emphasis is placed on developing skills and habits of life-long learning and producing world leaders in medicine. Special attention is directed to teaching and research activities that address health care disparities." Interestingly, 70% of their student body are US underrepresented minorities and a large amount of students are from foreign countries.

Location: Washington, DC

Course Requirements

  • Biology/lab (8 hours)
  • Inorganic Chemistry/lab (8 hours)
  • Organic Chemistry/lab (8 hours)
  • Physics/lab (8 hours)
  • Math/Statistics (6 hours) - Any college-level math course
  • English (6 hours)
  • Humanities Courses (6 hours)

Recommended Courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Developmental Biology & Embryology
  • Genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Microbiology

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted MCAT: 494

Minimum accepted GPA: 3.0

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