The Dean for Medical Education's Inaugural Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) is a six-week program for six undergraduate students who are rising juniors and rising seniors interested in pursuing medical studies. All students are encouraged to apply, including students who identify as first-generation college students, students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in the health professions, and students who are committed to advancing opportunities for populations who lack equitable access to health care and/or committed to serving the underserved.

This program will engage selected participants in clinical experience, guided research, and immersive service at Georgetown University. Participants will gain exposure to the clinical and research activities at Georgetown University School of Medicine and to the greater DC community on issues of health equity. GUSOM ARCHES aims to strengthen the research and clinical skills of promising undergraduate students and prepare them for successful matriculation into medical school.

Program details may be found in the application.

Important note: once you begin the application, you cannot save and log back in; please prepare to finish the application in one sitting. Applications are due on March 19th, 2017 at 5 PM EST. For more information on GU ARCHES, please contact with the subject heading "GU ARCHES question".

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Georgetown University School of Medicine seeks self-motivated pre-medical or pre-health rising junior or senior undergraduate students with at least a 2.5 GPA. 

Program Dates & Benefits:

Stipend: $4,000. ($2,000 paid after the first 3 weeks, and final $2,000 paid at the end of the 6 weeks)

Housing: Housing provided on Georgetown campus June 28 - August 12, with same gender, double-occupancy rooms

Program dates: June 28 - August 11, 2017 

Travel: Up to $250 per student on a case-by-case basis by the Georgetown Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Students are responsible for their own meals/food cost (except for program event meals provided by ARCHES).

Our goals are:

Georgetown University Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (GU ARCHES)

GU ARCHES will challenge you to...

Bridge: Connect the content you've learned in class to real-world research, clinical, and health aquity settings. 

Build: Form networks of support within the Georgetown Unvirsity School of Medicine and the greater DC community.

Be Bold: Cultivate the skills and confidence to succeed in the pre-medical track and beyond.


Qualified students are: College undergraduate first generation undergraduate students or students from backgrounds underrepresented in the health professions with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

The program will consist of three parts:

  • Research immersion in one of Georgetown University's premier research labs
  • Clinical rounds with physicians at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Community service internship with a DC-based nonprofit on issues of health equity.

Apply Here 

Applications are due on March 19th, 2017 at 5 PM EST. For more information on GU ARCHES, please contact with the subject heading "GU ARCHES question".