Georgetown University Medical Center || Georgetown Downtown
The Special Master’s Program has two campuses: the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) campus and the Georgetown Downtown (GTDT) campus. Accepted SMP students can select the environment best suited for them at the time of deposit.
The same outstanding medical and graduate curriculum is given at both locations, but we can now offer even more academic support, and the ability to do structured clinical and volunteer experiences at the GTDT campus.
GUMC vs GTDT
Everything that makes the SMP the premier program in the nation is found at each location. Medical courses comprise over half of the SMP curriculum. Our award-winning professors will teach you in medical and graduate courses, using a wide variety of learning modalities. The table below addresses many important aspects of each campus.
|Georgetown Medical Campus||Georgetown Downtown Campus|
|Medical Course Content||Same||Same|
|Graded Against Medical Students||Yes||Yes|
|In Class With Medical Students||Yes||No|
|Use of Lecture Capture||Yes, as supplemental resource for medical courses||Yes, as primary resource for medical and graduate courses|
|Support for Medical School Admission||Same||Same|
|Academic Calendar||Follows medical school calendar||Follows med calendar with one week delay|
|Program Size||~180 students||~25 students|
|Facilitated Learning Sessions||No||Yes|
|Average Matriculant Stats||~3.3 GPA
|Gross Anatomy Prosections at GUMC||Yes||Yes|
|Scholarships/Grants||limited merit-based partial scholarships||limited merit-based partial scholarships|
|Clinical/Colunteer Experiences||Limited||Structured part of the curriculum|
|Ease of Access to Campus||Live by campus/GUTS bus, no metro||Accessible to Metro red, yellow and green lines|
|GUSOM Admissions Process||Same||Same|
|Start Date||August 3, 2020 (orientation July 30-31)||
August 10, 2020 (orientation Aug 6-7)
Lecture capture is the main delivery for the medical courses at GTDT, but many professors give their lectures at GTDT. GUMC has some flipped learning, which is student self-directed study followed by class sessions that integrate and apply the concepts. However, GTDT campus employs primarily flipped sessions and active learning. This organized structure allows the students to have time for Biomedical Career Explorations.