• Welcome, SMP Class of 2019!

    Welcome, SMP Class of 2019!

    Amazing new class... ready for the ride!

  • Team Learning

    Team Learning

    Physios make good use of Friday review/quizzes...Teamwork is the name of the game...

  • Welcome from Team SMP!

    Welcome from Team SMP!

    curriculum
  • Wheel 2 Win

    Wheel 2 Win

    Teamwork does it! Hani, Holly and Ryan (shown in opposite order here) made the first (now annual) Wheel 2 Win wheelchair basketball benefit a huge success! Go Physios!

    W2W
  • Pletka Awardee Announced...

    Pletka Awardee Announced...

    Jackie McKesey (SMP'13, GUSOM'17) and Adam Albitar (SMP'17, GUSOM'21) are the 2017 Pletka awardees...

    pletka awards
  • 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...

    what do you need?

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

ApplicationS for the class of 2020 will be accepted starting in september! 

We have rolling admissions, and will start sending decisions out starting in November (and continue through spring/summer 2019). If you are currently on our waitlist, please visit the waitlist page for information

[Supplemental materials (transcripts, letters, etc) will be accepted after the May deadline, 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?