Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) Program
One year, non-degree, post-baccalaureate
GEMS participants complete classes from the actual first-year medical school curriculum
For United States citizens
One of very few programs specifically providing opportunities for disadvantaged students
Two full, need-based scholarships available
100% GEMS participants awarded financial assistance
GEMS Class Profile - MD Graduates 2005-2016
|Average Class Profile||Total|
|MD Not Attained||<1||3|
*The MD Graduates 2005-2016 are former GEMS students in classes 2000-2011. The above chart shares a summary of the average number of students in each class, how many matriculated into Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM), and how many graduated from the MD program in GUSOM. The GEMS Program has a near perfect (98.6%) graduation rate for MD Graduates 2005-2016 (former GEMS Class 2000-2011).Over the course of 12 graduating classes, there have been only 3 GEMS Matriculants (1.4%) that did not complete the M.D. Program.
GEMS = PROGRESS
Since its inception in 1977, graduates of the GEMS program have matriculated into Georgetown University School of Medicine, as well as other schools of medicine to attain the degree of Doctorate of Allopathic Medicine. GEMS graduates have also achieved success in other health professions including osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, podiatric medicine, nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, physical therapy, pharmacy, translational research, as well as public health careers. Between 1977 and 2017, of the 767 students who matriculated into the GEMS program, 493 are physician graduates; 62 are current medical students; and 212 graduates are contributing expertise in other health career paths. GEMS physician graduates continue to make significant contributions to meeting the needs of the nation’s minority and underserved populations. Indeed, GEMS physician graduates are trailblazers in the medical profession serving in all areas of clinical specialty, academia, and research throughout the world.