This program will engage selected participants in clinical experience, guided research, and community based learning 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.


Questions about letters of recommendation and transcripts? Other questions? Read FAQ.

Our Goals

ARCHES Program Goals

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

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

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

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 based learning with DC-based nonprofits on issues of health equity

Through my shadowing experience, I learned how to interact with patients and how to show your empathy  -Kimberly Gonzalez,   2017 ARCHES Fellow, This program allowed me to learn how to incorporate health justice...The visit to the HRSA, Whitman Walker site, Office of Minority Health site...opened up a plethora of doors for us to learn about advocacy in medicine.  -Brandon Manor,   2018 ARCHES Fellow


To view a list of upcoming webinars and to view last year's ARCHES webinar, visit our Informational Webinars page. To register for a webinar for the 2018-2019 ARCHES application cycle, click here

Program Dates and Benefits

Program dates: June 26, 2019- August 9, 2019. Move out day is Saturday, August 10, 2019

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 26 - August 9, suite-style, double occupancy rooms

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

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