the evil queen of numbers
10+ Year Member
Mar 7, 2005
Academic Administration
A SMP is basically paying for a year of medical school to prove that you are able to handle medical school and then paying for 4 more years of medical school. If you have a 3.6, there would be really no point in paying for a SMP; do well on the MCAT, have the rest of your ducks in a row and apply broadly to schools targeted toward your GPA/MCAT, state of residence, and specific interests (research, rural medicine, inner city, etc). G'town along with the other Jesuit medical schools (Saint Louis University, Creighton, and Loyola University Chicago) have a mission of training physicians in "treating the whole person" (cura personalis in Latin).