• Welcome to the SMP Class of 2017

    Welcome, SMP Class of 2017!

    The new crop of Physios start orientation this week (and next week for GTDT!)...can't wait to work with them!

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  • Paternal imprinting

    Paternal imprinting

    SMP'15 alums Day, Sovani, Krempley, Nguyen publish a review on paternal imprinting...

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  • Pletka Awardee Announced...

    Pletka Awardee Announced...

    Matt McCormick (SMP'12, GUSOM'16, AOA) and Anisha Banda (SMP'16, GUSOM'20) are the 2016 Pletka awardees...

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  • 2015 Flag Football Champs!

    2015 Flag Football Champs!

    Overachieving at everything...Physios are 2015 Flag Football champs!

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  • Choosing your path

    Choosing your path

    Choosing the correct pathway to medical school can be daunting, but Amy Richards can help show you the way...

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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 are now closed

Applications for the class starting August 2016 are now closed. If you are currently enrolled in classes, be sure to send us a transcript once your spring grades have posted.  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 23rd, 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?