Potential Students

The Georgetown PBPM program is designed for “career change” students and offers the following for qualified applicants:

  • Rigorous training in medical/dental pre-requisite laboratory sciences and math.
  • Co-matriculation with undergraduate students for all lectures and most labs.
  • The opportunity to be evaluated and receive a recommendation letter from the Pre-Health Committee (after completion of 30 credits at Georgetown University).
  • Assistance with obtaining volunteer clinical opportunities, research opportunities and information in the health field.
  • One-on-one advising and other academic support.
  • Eligibility to register with the Georgetown University Pre-Medical Society and Post-Bac Student Group.
  • Workshops and seminars on how to prepare for, apply to, and interview for medical school.
  • Commercial MCAT preparation course offered on campus or online and cost is now covered by tuition. Students are required to complete 30 credits in the postbac program to be eligible for the free MCAT prep course.
  • Financial aid advice and eligibility for federal Stafford loan and selected private loans.
  • Limited need-based scholarship awards are available and will be applied to the final semester of tuition:  these are not guaranteed at the point of admission.  
  • Linkage with the following Schools of Medicine:  Georgetown, George Washington, New York University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and University of Pittsburgh

A typical successful applicant to the Post-Bac Pre-Med program*:

  • has an undergraduate gpa of at least 3.2
  • has at least a “B” or above in any science or math coursework taken as an undergraduate
  • understands and can articulate his or her motivation for entering the field of medicine
  • has tested his or her commitment to the field in volunteer, work, shadowing or other activities
  • needs to complete most or all of the pre-reqs for the relevant field and can reasonably complete 30 credits in our program
    • Please DO NOT apply to the program if you have completed at least three of your sciences elsewhere (for example if you have completed BIO I and II, Chem I and II and Physics I and II.)
  • has the support of a former professor, mentor, or other professional

*Please see the FAQs for more information.