• Welcome GTDT SMP Class of 2016!

    Welcome GTDT SMP Class of 2016!

    Welcome to the GTDT SMP Class of 2016!

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  • SMP Class of 2016

    SMP Class of 2016

    Welcome to the SMP Class of 2016!

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  • Pletka Awards 2015

    Pletka Awards 2015

    Congratulations to John Nolan (SMP'11, M'15) and Celine Yeh (SMP'15), recipients of the 2015 Pletka Awards for Academic Excellence...

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  • Cherry Blossom Run 2015

    Cherry Blossom Run 2015

    Dr Sherman and some of the participants of his "Run for the Blossoms" 2015

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  • Arthur C. Guyton Award for Physiology Educator of the Year

    Arthur C. Guyton Award for Physiology Educator of the Year

    Dr Mulroney is the recipient of the prestigious Arthur C. Guyton Award for Physiology Educator of the Year

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WE ARE GEORGETOWN -  WE ARE THE SMP!
One year, leading to a lifetime of success

Applications for Fall 2016 will be accepted starting in September, 2015

Applications for the class starting August 2016 will open in September and close May 15, 2016. We have rolling admissions, and will start sending decisions out starting in October (and continue through spring/summer 2016). If you are on our waitlist, please visit the waitlist page for information.

[Supplemental materials (transcripts, letters, etc) will be accepted after May 15th, and all completed applications will be reviewed for possible admission.]


Since 1975, Georgetown University School of Medicine has conducted a one-year special program leading to a Masters of Science degree in Physiology. This program, called The Special Master's Program (The SMP), is tailored to college graduates who wish to strengthen their credentials for application to U.S. medical schools.

The Georgetown Special Master's Program

  • is the first and longest running program of its kind.
  • is highly respected by medical schools, with a rigorous medical curriculum 
  • students take medical classes along side the medical students, and are graded directly against them.
  • has the most comprehensive system for supporting students in medical applications and in the program.
  • has outstanding, awarding winning professors lecturing in medical and graduate courses, including the authors of Netter's Essential Physiology (Mulroney and Myers).
  • has added another location with the same rigorous coursework, but clinical and volunteer opportunities (see GTDT SMP).
  • has graduates entering schools across the country (including GUSOM, their state schools and a long list of other schools).

 Get ready for the most challenging year of your life!

Is The SMP right for you?