Georgetown-Why do you want to go there, non-religious

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  1. physicsMD

    physicsMD Senior Member

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    Hey guys,
    I'm not particularly interested in GT, just really to maximize my chances. What are you guys writing for this?
     
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  3. Street Philosopher

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    come on, you're supposed to do your own research. it's like asking "why medicine"
     
  4. mvervaine

    mvervaine Senior Member

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    If you don't want to mention religion, then emphasize how important academic/location/facility are to your decision to want to attend--ie. NIH, D.C. area, and even that CAM thing--complementary & alternative medicine--that I know GT is really in to.
     
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    Georgetown is into CAM? Wow...they must be the only one. Any idea what kind of CAM they have in their curriculum?

    -RA
     
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    Georgetown has an EXCELLENT program from what i saw on it's website. it fits my personality quite well. there's tons of student support.

    well, I really like it. not everybody may.
     
  8. lola

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    Well, my essay began with a discussion of why I turned down Georgetown for undergrad (b/c I might not have been able to complete my premed requirements as a student of the School of Languages and Linguistics), and why I had a hard time making the decision -- because I liked the school so much when I visited (location, great reputation, friendly students).

    I'm not religious but think all students can benefit from learning about the spiritual/ethical aspects of medicine, so I wrote about that along with the other typical stuff I write in all "why do you want to go to our school" essays.
     
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    Wow, that's really cool. Thanks for the link!

    -RA
     
  10. Street Philosopher

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    that's actually something in the "minus column" for me.
     
  11. is georgetown really that religious, as far the med school goes?
     
  12. lola

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    well, i know for undergrad it's not. i had assumed it would be the same for med school, but one of my friend's brothers visited there and he said the religious environment felt "oppressive". i found it a little hard to believe so decided to apply anyway. if i get an interview i guess i can investigate further.
     
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    I hope that it isn't soo religious. I applied there because of its location, reputation, the program.

    Is the secondary hard? I haven't gotten their secondary yet.
     
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    Damn that CAM thing looks awesome.

    I know what i am going to write about.

    That is really cool that they are open minded unlike most schools.
     

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