My GPA was lower and I’m in the program currently. If you don’t apply, you are rejecting yourself.Anyone else with lower than average GPAs considering applying to this program? GPA is currently around a 2.8, haven't taken the MCAT yet (taking it in January). The rest of my application is decent and my personal statement fully details the lower than average GPA. I figured I would apply and take my chances, the worst that can happen is being told no.
Most of my cohort in the class applied early-mid Spring. It’s early to apply in Dec if you asked me.The application is open. Would it be too late to apply in December? The reason I am asking is that I am still waiting for decisions from medical schools.
I do not plan to submit my application until late December/early January. Of course I have already started working on it though. I'm taking the MCAT in January so I have to wait for those scores to come back before they could even begin to review my application anyway.The application is open. Would it be too late to apply in December? The reason I am asking is that I am still waiting for decisions from medical schools.
What were their tips if u don’t mind me asking. My stats are very similar to yours, but I think I’m going to apply stillYeah, wait listed. Waiting for an updated MCAT score which will be a while. But in the mean time they've given me some tips about where to spend my time and what to do.
The classes are hard. It will likely be the most difficult thing you have experienced in school in terms of volume and concepts. We are taking 70% of the first year medical school curriculum. If you are asking me, if because I had a way below average GPA, if the classes seemed more difficult to me, I'd say no. You have to understand that most people who are in this program are here because they had different priorities during undergrad and as a result, their GPAs suffered. I hope this answers your questions.How have the classes been? I understand it's challenging but with a GPA on the lower end, was it harder than the rest of your cohort?
After you submit they say it should take between 2 to 6 weeks to hear back. It took me exactly 6 weeks. But I know of people in my class that heard back in 2 days. I actually emailed them at 6 weeks because I hadn’t heard anything and it was because Dr. Mulroney wanted to chat with me about my application before making a decision.Also how long between submitting and hearing back
Hi there! Thank you for taking questions. How many hours a day do you study on average? Do you have weekly tests?
should I apply before sending in my score, and just let them know? I'm worried waiting until March/April will be too late
Did you do main or DT campus? When did you get offered the choice, and why did you choose it?
I chose GUMC and I'm happy with that choice. I like the set up of the curriculum. The DT students have to watch lecture capture and although I do utilize lecture capture sometimes, it's definitely not my preferred method of learning. As far as peer teaching, sometimes I like it and sometimes I don't and I believe they do a bit more of that at the DT campus. Additionally, I like having easy access to DML (the library) and being around the med students 24/7 is also motivating. I prefer the Georgetown area to the location of the DT campus as well.
I just looked at my email to see when we were offered a choice and last year, Amy posted the link to submit your choices on May 4th. Everyone who wants GUMC gets it. If you are leaning toward DT, you have to submit quickly.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
Hello! Thanks for answering questions. I just got an acceptance last week and wanted to get some more info about the program (finally made an SDN account after lurking for so long). Are you currently applying this cycle for medical schools? What is their advising like in terms of applying before entering the program? It seems that they really encourage students to apply before arriving at GU, but I've also heard that they push students to apply to DO and Caribbean schools as well. Thanks for your time!
Congratulations!! When did you submit your application?Accepted today! Still waiting to find out if I will be able to attend, as I am active duty Army and there are some conditions to allow me to temporarily discharge and attend school... fingers crossed! Hope I see you all there
I just got accepted and this program is definitely one of my top choices, so thanks so much for your answers!
I was wondering, are there any opportunities for students to be involved in research during the SMP? or even the year following the SMP, assuming you've had an unsuccessful cycle (hopefully not)? Are there any resources available to the students that would facilitate that kind of research participation? Thanks!
So to be totally honest, there are no research opportunities for SMP students during the SMP year and quite honestly, that's for the best. This program is incredibly rigorous, probably one of the most rigorous programs in the country. Realistically, there is no time for research. I feel confidant that most of my classmates would feel the same.
In terms of the year after the SMP (assuming you aren't accepted), I'm not really sure how much support there is from GUSOM in terms of students getting research positions. I would think it's all about how you network during your SMP year and how persistent you are with contacting professors, but I'm really not sure. Overall, I believe DC does have a fair number of research facilities you could get on board with after the SMP, but I'm not sure about GUSOM.
Sorry that's not a super helpful answer. We don't discuss research much because grades in this program and current applications are really all we are focused on right now.
If you want, you could try to reach out to Dr. Mulroney or Amy to see if they have any additional info to share!
I recently got an email a week after submitting saying congratulations and that the SMP committee has recommended acceptance and that they will send me an official acceptance once the grad committee verifies my credentials. Is this a normal email? Does this mean I got in or should I hold off on being excited?
I received the same email and about 2 weeks later received the official acceptance decision from Georgetown! I'm not sure if anyone has experienced a rejection after that first email but I think this means you should go ahead and be excited now congrats!
Just applied! Accepted to BU and Tufts master programs but Georgetown is my top choice (as of now)... anybody have any input on which program they would choose and why?
Thank you so much!
People generally live in the residential areas just north of the hospital (Glover Park and Burleith areas), to the east of Georgetown in Foggy Bottom (which is about 2 miles from the main campus), across the river in Rosslyn (part of Arlington, VA), and to the west of Georgetown in the Fox Hall neighborhood.Submitted 1/22, Accepted 1/29. Can anyone provide any information on where most people live during the year? I would prefer to be close to the school but am struggling to find housing options.