Advising

As they work toward their career goals, SMP students benefit from an in-depth, personalized advising program designed to support their applications to medical schools. Each student is assigned a primary advisor who will write their letter of recommendation, plus a team leader who has extensive experience in pre-health advising.

The program also provides invaluable resources such as interviewing and study skill workshops; AMCAS and AACOMAS application advice; volunteer opportunities; and informative presentations on career pathways, financial aid, and other relevant topics.

Historically, about 50% or more of our students have been accepted to medical school during the year they are in the program; they begin school the fall semester right after they finish the SMP. Overall, about 85% of our students have been accepted to medical school, most within two years of completing our program. In recent years, Georgetown University School of Medicine has accepted 20-25% of our students who applied. Other students enter into Ph.D. programs or degree programs in other health fields (osteopathy, dentistry, etc.) or seek permanent employment.