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Georgetown Med School Early Assurance Program

JeydomzJeydomz 383 replies45 threads Member
edited December 2007 in Georgetown University
If this belongs more appropriately in the med school forum, I'll post it there, but this is specifically about Georgetown's early assurance medical school program: does anyone have some specific information about it? I've been to the website, but I was wondering if someone could answer information about what type of GPA is needed for admission, is it like some other early assurance programs which only offer around 10 acceptances? Must you be in pre-med, or can say, biochemistry majors apply?

I will hopefully be able to decide between Cornell, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins come early April, and having a good chance at enrolling in Georgetown Medical School by sophomore year would be a really compelling element in my decision, as I'm fairly certain Cornell/JHU don't offer similar programs.

Thanks in advance!
edited December 2007
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  • jp26jp26 100 replies0 threads Junior Member
    At the end of sophomore year, if your GPA is good enough (3.7+) you can apply for EAP. The purpose of EAP is to let the student do other things with the remainder of their college years other than fatten their resumes for med school applications; that may be studying abroad for a semester, pursuing an Honors Degree in some non-science major, undertaking a major community service project, whatever. Your first application is through the undergraduate school Dean's office, which will review your application and approve or reject. If you're approved, your application is forwarded to the medical school and you're invited to interview with the med. school. If they accept, you're in for when you graduate. Ok, so here's the catch: If you accept the offer, you don't take the MCAT and you don't apply to any other schools. If you apply elsewhere, you give up your EAP offer whether or not you're accepted by other schools. It's an awesome program if you can stomach two years of kicking ass across the board which is not easy at georgetown.

    I'm not sure if they have a cap on acceptances, but in the current junior class, I think 5 or 6 were accepted. To answer your last question, the program is open to all pre-med students. "pre-med" isn't a major but a course of study that can be undertaken in any major, including biochemistry as well as government, spanish, philosophy, whatever. You may find it encouraging to know that the Biochehmistry major is the only one that includes all of the pre-med requirements (1 year intro bio, 1 year gen chem, 1 year organic chem, 1 year physics) in its own course requirements, maximizing your room for electives. a long winded answer, i know, but i think it's complete.
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  • JeydomzJeydomz 383 replies45 threads Member
    Thanks so much for your response, just one last question: do you know how many students applied for EAP from the current junior class that had 5 or 6 acceptances?
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  • jp26jp26 100 replies0 threads Junior Member
    i'd estimate about 15-20. i just want to emphasize that most of the students eliminated in the process were rejected because their proposal (what they plan to do with their time freed of applying to med school) wasn't good enough...not because they didn't have a 4.0 I think once you're academically recommended to apply, all applicants have equal standing---from there it's the proposal and the "why do you want to be a doctor" business that gets you in.
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