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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.

Rigorous Medical Curriculum

SMP students take medical classes alongside the first-year medical students at Georgetown University School of Medicine and are graded directly against them.

Two Locations

The SMP offers two locations: Georgetown University Medical Center and Georgetown Downtown. The same medical and graduate curriculum is given at both locations.

Proven Academic & Advising Support System

Our students benefit from a comprehensive advising and support system for academics and application to medical school.

Successful Outcomes

Our graduates are empowered by the SMP and matriculate to medical schools all around the country, are leaders in their class and obtain highly competitive residencies. 

Is the SMP right for you?

The Special Master’s Program in Physiology (The SMP) is tailored to college graduates who wish to strengthen their academic record to medical school. SMP students take medical-level classes with the first-year medical students at Georgetown School of Medicine. The SMP provides a powerful message to medical school admission committees: the knowledge that our students can thrive academically at an advanced level.  

A competitive applicant to the SMP will have an uptrend in undergraduate GPA, solid MCAT score, good record of clinical and community service experiences, and quality letters of recommendation.

Related Programs: Master of Science in Physiology & Graduate Certificate in Advanced Biomedical Sciences