Thank you for your interest in the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) Program.
The Online Application Link for the 2014-2015 GEMS program may be accessed from this webpage on Monday, February 15, 2014 at 800 am.
REQUIRED eligibilty criteria for GEMS includes (please note requests for exceptions will not be considered):
1. United States Citizenship at time of application submission, inclusive of the citizenship ceremony.
2. A certified AMCAS application -- AMCAS assigns a "submission date" which must be no later than November 30, 2013, and a "processsed date" when all grades have been certified. To be eligible for GEMS, the AMCAS application must be certified as "processed" at the time the GEMS application is submitted.
3. At least one MCAT score report between January 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013.
Note: An application to Georgetown School of Medicine is NOT required for an application to the GEMS Program. The admissions committees and procedures are completely separate, and admissions records cannot be transferred between programs.
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 inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biology and physics.
Appropriate preparation in the laboratory is required in physics, biology, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.
One semester of college mathematics and one semeter of biochemistry are required, and one year of college English.
All accepted applicants must show evidence of having earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university upon matriculation into the GEMS program.
Please carefully review the frequently asked questions below prior to sending an email communication which should contain specific questions as framed by your admissions credentials.
Please note that requests for telephone consultations or office appointments are not possible due to limited staff.
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Updated October 21, 2013