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Georgetown University School of Medicine

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  Zewde Bachore, Interim Director of Admissions
Application fee  $130
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
October 31 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 16 (Begins)
August 6 (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 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.72
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
English biochemistry
organic chemistry mathematics
inorganic (general) chemistry general chemistry

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 Admissions details based on 2013 data

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  2.8:1
Full-time faculty  2,225
Part-time faculty  139
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  233
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  80
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,992
Part-time faculty in clinical program  59

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $136.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  486
Principal investigators (PIs)  310
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  463

Teaching Hospitals

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

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

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 medical clerkships. The 4th year provides required internship duties and 24 elective weeks giving students responsibility for the management of patients.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  191
Step 1: Percent passing  98%
Step 1: Average score  232
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  197
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  239

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  49
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $136.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $61.54

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  47
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  41.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.72
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  2.8%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  2.8:1
Total medical school enrollment  800

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

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

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $46,787

Required fees  $6,315
Room and board  $19,250
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $217,464

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  92%
Students receiving loans  83%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  42%
Students receiving work study  0%

 

 

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