How to get into Georgetown Medical School

How to Get Into Georgetown Medical School



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Whether you’re comparing medical schools that you have been accepted to, preparing for an interview, or wanting to learn more about Georgetown med school, keep reading!

Georgetown University School of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts:

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Georgetown University School of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Prompts:

There are 3 secondary essays for Georgetown’s medical school application.  Your answers to the questions can give the Georgetown medical school admissions committee different insights about who you are, thus making your application stronger.

Essay 1) Why have you chosen to apply to the Georgetown University School of Medicine and how do you think your education at Georgetown will prepare you to become a physician for the future? (1 page, formatted at your discretion)

Essay 2) The Georgetown University School of Medicine strives to ensure that its students become respectful physicians who embrace all dimensions of caring for the whole person. Please describe how your personal characteristics or life experiences will contribute to the Georgetown University School of Medicine community and bring educational benefits to our student body. (1000 characters)

Essay 3) Is there any further information that you would like the Committee on Admissions to be aware of when reviewing your file that you were not able to notate in another section of this or the AMCAS Application? (1000 characters)

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Georgetown Medical School Interview Format:

Georgetown Medical School interviews are traditional format. You will have one-on-one interviews with an admissions committee member or a faculty member. Other than common medical school interview questions, applicants are also asked interview questions about the broader healthcare system

Based on our students’ experiences, they ask common medical school interview questions, such as the ones found in this blog: 4 Common Medical School Interview Questions and How to Answer Them


Want to learn more about how to prepare for your medical school interview? Get tips and tricks to ace interviews! Read our popular traditional interview preparation blogs here: 3 Tips to Ace Medical School Interviews


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Georgetown Medical School Acceptance Rate







Admit Rate


Georgetown Med School Median GPA: 3.63

Georgetown Med School Median Old MCAT: 28 Total (9 Verbal / 9 Physical Science / 10 Biological Science)

Georgetown Med School New MCAT: 511 (128 chemical & physical / 127 critical analysis / 128 biological & biochemical / 128 psychological, social)


Average Scores of Georgetown Med Students:

  • Georgetown Medical School Average Step 1 Score: 234
  • Georgetown Medical School Average Step 2 Score: 244

Your Georgetown Medical School  Admissions Advisers

Rachel Rizal, MD

Rachel Rizal, M.D.

Changing the trajectory of people’s lives

Undergraduate: Princeton University
Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine
Residency: Harvard, Emergency Medicine
What I did After College:
• Improved vaccine distribution in developing countries
• Worked with the World Health Organization in the Philippines
• Launched a national HIV Awareness Campaign in the Philippines
• Produced an HIV awareness commercial for MTV
• Worked full-time at a healthcare consulting firm, advising pharmaceutical companies
• Created a public health program in Stanford’s Emergency Department
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Rishi Mediratta, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.

Advising students to attend their dream schools

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine
Residency: Pediatrics, Stanford
Masters: Masters in Medical Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies; Masters of Science in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
What I did after I graduated:
• Interned with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland
• Founded and launched an NGO to improve the health and education of Ethiopian
• World Bank consultant who helped implement Ethiopia’s national nutrition program
• Partnered with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to study child health practices in communities

The Insider’s View on How to Get Into Georgetown Medical School

How to Get Into Georgetown Medical School – Know the Curriculum:

Georgetown Medical School Curriculum: 

As a Georgetown med student, you only do pre-clinical work for the first 1.5 years (or December of your second year). Then, you take your USMLE Step 1. Startnig April of your 2nd year, you start your clinical rotations.

For more information on the Georgetown Medical School curriculum, check out their website:



Pre-Clinical Years:

As an Georgetown medical student, your first 1.5 years are on basic science. Learning is through an organ-based approach.  Throughout the first 1.5 years, you have “intersessions” where you spend time learning about healthcare more broadly. These classes include health disparities and health policy.

  • Cardiovascular
  • Renal
  • Respiratory
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Reproduction
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Central Nervous System
  • Head,  Neck & Special Senses


Clinical Years:

You start clinical rotations April of your second year at Georgetown Med School.

Core Clerkships:

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (12 weeks)
  • Neurology (2 weeks)
  • OB/GYN (6 weeks)
  • Pediatrics (6 weeks)
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks)
  • Surgery (6 weeks)
  • Surgical specialties (6 weeks) – urology, opthalmology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, plastic surgery, or ENT
  • 2 week Selective from: Anesthesia, Child psychiatry, dermatology, emergency medicine, geriatrics, interventional radiology
  • Physical medicine & rehabilitation, radiology, radiation oncology, surgical pathology, or neurology

You can choose to do your clerkships at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore.


Taking Time Off:

Most MD candidates at Georgetown Medical School graduate within 4 years.


Why choose Georgetown Medical School?

The most common reasons we’ve heard:

  • Washington DC – access to resources, FUN, vibrant culture
  • Diverse patient population
  • Ability to go from Georgetown undergrad / post-bac directly accepted to the Georgetown Medical School
  • Integration of public policy throughout the curriculum
  • Student body active in politics and health policy

What students are saying about Georgetown Med School

I love the access to Washington DC. There are a lot of things to do, from bars to museums to live dance performances.

Even if you don't care about health policy initially, you WILL start caring about government and policy. It's great because you see the big picture of healthcare.

Many of my friends have done NIH research as a medical school student.

I have several friends who work at well-known NGOs. I also have a lot of friends who do policy work.

Georgetown allowed me to do an MD/MBA and I did an internship with Medstar (Hospital Administration)

Unique highlights about pre-clinical years:

  • Integration of health policy throughout the curriculum
  • Ability to easily work at non-profits, public policy advocacy, think tanks, and at the NIH for research
  • Condensed to 1.5 years

Unique highlights about clinical years:

  • In between clerkship rotations are “intersessions.” These weeks give you a break from the rigors of clinical clerkships. Additionally, you come together with your classmates in small-group teaching.
  • Can do clinical rotations in Baltimore

Clinical Rotation Sites:

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar franklin Square Medical Center
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Inova – Fairfax
  • Providence Hospital
  • Veeran’s Affairs Medical Center, DC
  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center

What students are saying about clinical rotations at Georgetown Med School

You can work through a lot of various hospital systems, which gives you a broad overview of healthcare.

You have 24 weeks of elective your 4th year to explore your interests. You can also use four of those weeks for an extra vacation!

Lots of required clinical rotations, but each rotation makes me a better doctor.


Where do students live?

Students mainly live in apartments around Georgetown Medical School and Washington D.C.


Getting around:

There’s great public transportation in Washington, D.C. For almost all your clinical rotations, you walk a few blocks.


Financial Considerations:

  • Georgetown Medical School Tuition: ~$52,000 plus room and board.
  • Average indebtedness of graduates: ~$243,000

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