How to Apply & Forms
The EAP Application will be available from February 22, 2023 through March 22, 2023, at 11:59pm. All application materials must be submitted via GU360.
The application includes the following sections: Application Form, Recommendation Providers, Activities and Experiences, Personal Statement, and Two Year Plan. Please review the specific information required for each section below.
The Application Form requires you to enter basic contact and personal information, list coursework taken at other institutions, provide Honor Code information and waiver information for your letters of recommendation. You will also need to provide consent for the Pre-Health Office to access your academic records.
Letters of Recommendation (4)
As part of your EAP application, you will need the following four recommendation letters:
– Two letters from Georgetown faculty in the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, or Human Science Departments.
– One letter from a Georgetown Humanities or Social Sciences faculty member.
– One letter from a professional who knows you well, such as your research advisor, employer or coach. We prefer to have this letter come from a Georgetown faculty member or mentor, but the PHRC may consider a non-GU employer’s review. Non-GU references must be pre-approved by the PHRC. Please use this Form (new window) to request for approval of a non-GU letter writer for your fourth letter of recommendation.
Upon the completion of the Recommendations section, Recommenders will receive an email notification. The email will include instructions on how to submit the letter of recommendation. We recommend you complete this section as soon as possible to give your recommenders enough time. Reach out to faculty and ask if they can write you a strong letter of recommendation. You may want to provide your letter writer with a draft of your resume and essay. Then we recommend you follow up with at least one face to face meeting to discuss your goals for the EAP and help the professor get to know you better.
The letter must be submitted no later than March 25, 2023. Alternatively, the less preferred method is to email the letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, the letter writer may drop off a hard copy at 108 White Gravenor or mail the letter to:
Pre-Health Recommendation Committee
Washington, DC 20057
Activities and Experiences
The Activities and Experiences section format is based on information required for the AMCAS medical school application. You must enter at least 5, and up to 15 experiences and should focus on those that are significant to you. The space allotted for each description is 700 characters. This is approximately 50-125 words.
For each experience entry, you will choose an experience type such as paid employment – not military; community service/volunteer – medical/clinical; research/lab; teaching/tutoring; conferences attended; extracurricular/hobbies/avocations; etc. Your activities are self-identified so it is up to you to choose the most appropriate experience type for each activity.
In the available space for each experience description, you should describe the nature of the organization or experience, what you did or accomplished, and if applicable, what you learned. It is important to describe your experiences clearly and positively. Try to use active verbs to describe your activities. Use numbers and figures to back up your descriptions and whenever possible, focus on achievements or special responsibilities. Use this space to describe the most meaningful experiences you have had. Admissions committees are looking for quality, not quantity so do not worry if you have fewer than 15 experiences.
Some helpful tips:
- Some experience types (presentations, posters, etc.) require only one date. For current experiences choose “until present.” If the activity is repeated (e.g., occurs each summer for multiple summers) you can list it just once and then use the space beneath the activity to describe the complete durations (e.g., number of weeks per summer and average hours per week).
- Starting the 2022-2023 cycle, you will be able to enter future activities. Enter the current activity(ies) up to the current date. You can then indicate if you anticipate completing any additional hours for an experience. You will be able to enter future end dates up to the start of the matriculation year. If you have not started an experience, please enter May of the current year as the start and end dates and enter 0 (zero) in the Completed Hours field.
- Report awards once and then describe multiple awards in the box beneath.
- If you are a member of an organization include information such as meetings per week or semester and why you joined the group. If you held multiple positions, list the experience once and describe the positions in the box beneath.
- You do not need to repeat information in the description box that has already been listed in the boxes (e.g., organization name).
- If you are listing a research experience that extends through the summer and academic year, be sure to indicate the weeks and average hours per week appropriately (e.g., full-time in the summer, 10 hours per week during the academic year.)
- Publications that are in preparation or that have been submitted should be included in the description of your research experience. Only list publications that have been accepted (i.e., in print) or that have been published in a separate “publications” box.
- Frequently Asked Questions with additional answers about this section.
Two Year Plan
The Two Year Plan should be completed and uploaded directly to GU360. The Two Year Plan form outlines the four remaining semesters in the applicant’s undergraduate career, showing which course requirements remain for the major and the general education requirements, as well as those courses that are unique to the applicant’s proposal elements. Each course will be identified as one of the following: Major; Minor; General Education Requirement (GER); Proposal Elective (PE) – any non-major course essential to the proposal, explained in the essay; Free Elective (FE) – any course not tied to the proposal or a major or minor.
In the first section, outline courses and activities you plan to do each semester and over the summer(s).
In the second section (boxes), include any courses and activities that are your back-up plans.
Your personal statement is your Proposal Essay and should be uploaded directly to GU360. The proposal essay narrates the applicant’s plans in their 3rd and 4th years. The proposal should be grounded in academic coursework but can be supplemented with co-curricular or extra-curricular activities. It should demonstrate your commitment to medicine and related to some aspect of healthcare. The essay should be limited to one page, single spaced, approximately 5300 characters.