Cultivating Opportunity & Realizing Excellence (CORE) Leadership Program

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is pleased to announce the inaugural Cultivating Opportunity & Realizing Excellence (CORE) Leadership Program at Georgetown School of Medicine. CORE is a virtual, cohort-modeled leadership program that focuses on providing opportunities for connection and exposure to medicine and health sciences through the Georgetown University Medical Center. 

CORE GOALS:

  • Provide opportunities for exposure, experience and reflection in medicine and health sciences for undergraduate students interested in pursuing medical studies. 
  • Nurture students’ commitments to advancing opportunities for populations who lack equitable access to health care and/or are committed to serving the underserved in the United States.

ELIGIBILITY 

  • The CORE Program is open to all undergraduates pursuing medicine and/or other healthcare professions in a community college or four year university. Applicants must have completed at least one semester prior to applying and graduation date after December 2020.
  • No minimum GPA Required; however, students must be in good academic standing.
  • All students are encouraged to apply, including first-generation college students (first in their families to attend college/university), students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine, and students committed to advancing opportunities for communities and populations who lack equitable access to health care.

Other factors for consideration include that a student:

  • Identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in the health professions;
  • Comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background; and/or
  • Has demonstrated an interest in issues affecting underserved populations and a commitment to advancing opportunities for communities and populations who lack equitable access to health care.
  • Submits 1 compelling personal essay and 1 strong letter of recommendation.
  • Local DC Preference: A preference will be given to students whose permanent residence in the District of Columbia (DC) and/or who attended a public high school in Washington, D.C.

PROGRAM DATES

  • Join one of our informational webinars: https://bit.ly/2021COREWebinars
  • Program dates: June 21, 2021 – August 6, 2021
    • Sessions will take place Tuesdays from 6-8:30PM EST and Fridays from 2-5pm EST 
  • Orientation on Monday, June 21, 2021, 6-7pm EST 
  • Capstone presentations on August 3, 2021, 6-9PM
  • Final Celebration on Friday, August 6, 2021, 2-4pm EST

BENEFITS

  • Build connections with faculty, staff and students at Georgetown University School of Medicine. 
  • Gain insight on the medical school application process. 
  • Access to networking and professional development resources throughout the year.
  • Certificate award upon successful program completion.

APPLY TO THE CORE PROGRAM BY MONDAY MARCH 1 BY 4PM EST

COMPLETE THE RECOMMENDER REQUEST FORM BY FEBRUARY 24 BY 12PM EST

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