• SMP Class of 2014

    Congratulations to the SMP Class of 2014! You're done!

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  • 2014 Josh Pletka Awards for Academic Excellence

    Congratulations to Reza Zonozi (SMP'10, M'14) and Saad Zaatari (SMP'14), recipients of the 2014 Pletka Awards for Academic Excellence...

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  • Interactive discussion with Dr Verbesey about Mr P's Problem

    Our medical courses employ a variety of teaching modalities...

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  • Dr James Watson and Physios

    DNA Guru Dr James Watson speaks at GUMC...

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  • Dr M receives Golden Apple Teaching Awards

    SMP'14 and GUSOM'17 Classes awarded Dr Mulroney the Golden Apple...

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  • Dr Myers is changing the way students learn

    Dr Adam Myers received an ITEL grant to develop and assess new methods for teaching Physiology to medical and graduate students...

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

Applications are closed for the class beginning Fall 2014 .

Supplemental materials (transcripts, letters, etc) will be accepted after May 19th, 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 (courses taken with GUSOM medical students, and graded 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).
  • students take medical classes along side the medical students, and are graded directly against them.
  • has an exceptional Medical Director for Community Outreach, who oversees discrete clinical and research opportunities for the SMP students.
  • 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?