The Georgetown PBPM program is designed for “career change” students and offers rigorous training in medical/dental pre-requisite laboratory sciences and math. Postbac students enroll in the same science and math courses offered to our undergraduate students, ensuring that all of our students receive the same high-quality education. PBPM students attend lectures with undergraduates at classes offered during the day. Our program offers some lab sections particularly for PBPM students in order to foster a sense of community and opportunities for study together.
How to Apply
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Who Should Apply?
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Meet the Staff
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The program is flexibly designed to meet the student’s needs and background. The time required to complete the certificate program ranges from fifteen to twenty-four months, depending on the preparation of the incoming student.
Program Cost & Financial Aid
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The program offers linkages to MD programs for students who qualify. We have linkages with Georgetown University, George Washington University, New York University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and University of Pittsburgh.
Students and program alumni receive individualized advising by dedicated pre-health advisors. Additionally students attend workshops on how to prepare for, apply to and interview for medical and other allied health programs, join professional groups on campus and visit the Cawley Career Center. Students also join a Canvas course with resources dedicated to all things pre-health.
Commercial MCAT or DAT preparation live in-person or live on-line courses are offered during either Summer, Fall or Spring. The course also includes online materials and a set of books. The course is covered by tuition for students who will complete 30 credits in the program.
Georgetown University and our city of Washington DC offer many wonderful opportunities for students to participate in clinical experiences, community service, and basic and clinical research and make a difference via student organizations. The Pre-Health office also offers a shadowing program at the Georgetown University MedStar Hospital for the postbac students.
Georgetown University is committed to ‘cura personalis’- care of the whole person. The University deeply cares about students’ well being and provides many resources for student success and thriving on campus. These include academic, health and wellness, fitness, mental health, spiritual development, personal growth and resources specific to the diverse groups on campus.
Pre-Health Recommendation Committee
Post Bac students have the opportunity to be evaluated and receive a recommendation letter from the Pre-Health Committee after completion of 30 credits at Georgetown University.
Certificate of Completion
The requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate are successful completion of 30 credits of pre-med level science and math courses with a minimum GPA of 3.2.
Georgetown University is located in the nation’s Capitol, Washington D.C. We are located in the hub of government agencies, non profit organizations, research and biotech companies and a rich and vibrant city full of museums and diverse career opportunities.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
The program prepares students to apply successfully to medical, dental, veterinary schools and other health professions rather than preparing them for employment opportunities in a particular profession or occupation.
Frequently Asked Questions
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