Thank you for your interest in the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) Program.
The GEMS Admissions Committee has completed its review of applications for the 2013 GEMS Class.
All applicants who are to be offered an interview have been contacted.
The Committee Staff will respond only once to follow up inquiries from applicants in the 2013 Admissions Cycle.
All other inquiries -- except for applicants interviewing -- will be addressed after June 15, 2013.
Thank you for your understanding.
The (GEMS) Program is a one-year post-baccalaureate experience for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are most likely to make a significant contribution to meeting the needs of the nation’s minority, disadvantaged and under-served populations, and whose disadvantaged circumstances have contributed to modest academic credentials.
The GEMS Program is designed to provide an opportunity for disadvantaged students who show promise of the ability to complete a medical education to demonstrate this ability by passing selected courses taught to first-year medical students at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
In concert with these objectives:
GEMS students are United States citizens from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many are from groups that have been traditionally under-represented in medicine (African-Americans, Mainland Puerto Ricans, Mexican Americans and Native Americans). All meet the program’s academic criteria and show evidence of their ability to satisfy the social and educational goals of this program.
GEMS students take courses selected from the first year medical curriculum and are graded on the same basis as medical students. GEMS students also take a graduate level biochemistry course. GEMS students are involved in active learning sessions, resulting in an average seven-to-eight hour day.
GEMS students who successfully complete the program are encouraged to apply to the School of Medicine.
Applicants to the GEMS Program must have successfully completed one year each of general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physics, college mathematics and biochemistry.
Appropriate preparation in the laboratory is required in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry and physics.
All applicants must show evidence of having earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
Updated April 16, 2013