• SMP opens new metro-accessible location in DC!

    The SMP opens a great new location....

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  • 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

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

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  • President Obama congratulates GU on 200th anniversary of charter

    200 years after Georgetown received its charter, President Obama reminds us WE ARE GEORGETOWN!

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  • SMP'14 alumni publishes article on medical bioethics

    Alessandra Hirsch's (SMP'14) recent publication sheds light on the bioethical implications of CIA interrogation...

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  • Wheaton High School visits GUMC

    GUMC hosts Wheaton HS students, with help from SMP students...

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  • Monument Run 2014

    Dr Sherman took students on a monument run...

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

Applications are now being accepted for the class beginning Fall 2015

We have rolling admissions, and will start sending decisions out starting in November. If you are on our waitlist, please visit the waitlist page for information.

[Application deadline is May 15th--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?