Preparing You for Your Future in Medicine

Established in 1975, the Georgetown University Special Master’s Program is the foremost and longest-running program of its kind for college graduates seeking to apply to medical school. Our students learn alongside Georgetown medical students, and over 85% are accepted to med schools within two years.
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The Georgetown Difference

Why choose Georgetown University?

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How to Apply

Learn about the application process and requirements.

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Find the degree requirements and course schedules here.

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Fall 2023 Applications

Apply to join the Georgetown SMP, or attend one of our monthly webinars to learn about postbacc programs and what Georgetown has to offer.

Since 1975, Georgetown University School of Medicine has conducted this one-year special program leading to a Master of Science in Physiology. The program — the first of its kind — is tailored to college graduates who wish to strengthen their credentials for application to U.S. medical schools.

Decades of Experience

SMP is the first and longest-running program of its kind and is highly respected by medical schools for its rigorous medical curriculum.

Medical-Level Instruction

Take classes alongside (and be graded against) medical students in Georgetown School of Medicine.

Proven Advising System

A comprehensive support system assists students in the program and in their medical applications.

Eminent Faculty

Courses are taught by outstanding, awarding-winning professors, including Dr. Mulroney, author (with Dr. Myers) of Netter’s Essential Physiology.

Two Locations

The SMP has locations at Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown Downtown — both offering the same medical and graduate curriculum.

Successful Outcomes

Our graduates are admitted into med schools across the country, including Georgetown School of Medicine.