The School of Medicine at Georgetown University

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

A secondary application is e-mailed to each applicant. It requires a personal essay unique to Georgetown for consideration of admission. An applicant must present a strong academic profile and demonstrate well-developed non-cognitive qualities. GU selects students on the basis of academic achievement, character, maturity, and motivation. There is no preference for in-state applicants.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Brandon C. Schneider
Application fee $130
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification January 10 (Begins)
January 8 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 3
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

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MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.61
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.4 MCAT composite score
10.9 biological
10.4 physical sciences
9.8 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry mathematics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.S., M.D./M.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.2:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,805
Part-time faculty 68
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 211
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 43
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,594
Part-time faculty in clinical program 25

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $179.6
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 447
Principal investigators (PIs) 296
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 403

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Georgetown University Hospital Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Holy Cross Hospital Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington
INOVA Fairfax Hospital Walter Reed Army Medical Center
INOVA Loudoun Hospital Washington Hospital Center
Providence Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The curriculum for the first 2 years is a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of both the normal and abnormal human biological processes. The 3rd year provides a comprehensive introduction to the care of patients through clinical clerkships in the major medical specialties. The 4th year provides a wide range of experiences giving students responsibility for the management of patients.

Medical School Ranking

#48 Best Research
#68 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 47
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $179.6
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $99.49

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 57
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 44.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.61
MCAT composite score 10.4
Acceptance rate 3.6% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.2:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 803

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 803
In-state students 0.0%
Minority students 31.3%
Underrepresented minority students 11.3%
International students 1.4%
Non-traditional students 67.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director David Pollock
Financial aid phone (202) 687-1693

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $44,641
Required fees $4,565
Room and board $20,750
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $194,750

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 90%
Students receiving loans 81%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 45%
Students receiving work study 1%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
neurological surgery – endovascular surgical neuroradiology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 44.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 23.0%