Gateway Exploration Program in Medicine for High School Students


Gateway Exploration Program (GEP)

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Gateway Exploration Program (GEP)

Summer 2019 Dates: June 24, 2019 to August 2, 2019

GEP in Simulation Lab
Simulation Lab

This internship is an opportunity for local high school students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors), who would traditionally identify as underrepresented in medicine, to explore their dream of becoming a physician. Georgetown University School of Medicine in partnership with Mayor Marion S. Barry’s Summer Youth Education Program will sponsor an internship for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are residents in the District of Columbia, attend District of Columbia Public Schools, and citizens of the United States. We are looking for motivated high school students who are interested in attending medical school. The GEP Scholars are matched as interns to various medical departments that correspond with their high school coursework and extracurricular activities. GEP Scholars will also participate in professional development workshops and brown bag presentations  focused on health disparities.

Come join us on our campus for a summer of exploration into the field of medicine!
Time: Summer 2019 (June 24 – August 2)
Location: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Contact: somdiversityandinclusion@georgetown.edu | (202) 687-7320

Internship Details

A GEP Scholar Will:

  1. Office Support – Provide departments with research support and office support.
  2. Research – Work on their health disparities research presentation.
  3. Shadowing – Participate in clinical experience, shadowing, medical simulations.

Selection Process:

  1. Complete Interest Form
  2. Application Review
  3. Onsite School Interview
  4. Complete Required Week Long Boot Camp/Orientation

For a full sample schedule of the Summer, please explore our calendar of activities here.


Our Gateway Scholars


GEPs 2018 Blogs

Building through Networks

August 1st, 2018

In the ARCHES program, I have been privileged with the opportunity to meet many members in the Georgetown Medical community. While we may only have an hour with a visitor at times, I know that through the ARCHES program and by being physically present, I have left an impression which will be remembered even years […]

Building Professional Development with ARCHES

August 1st, 2018

What professional development skills have been enhanced through your participation in ARCHES? During the second round of ARCHES interviews, I recall being asked what I thought it meant to be a “Physician Leader.” My response was along the lines of “maximizing every chance to learn, teach, and advocate in the field of medicine.” However, through […]

Building with ARCHES

August 1st, 2018

The three main goals of the ARCHES program is to Build, Bridge, and Be Bold. The Build portion of the program focuses on building a support network within the Georgetown University School of Medicine and the DC community that will remain past the duration of the program. This network is multifaceted including the Office of […]