Program Overview

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.

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Our Goals

ARCHES Program Goals. GU ARCHES will challenge you to: Bridge, Build, Be Bold.

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

Webinars

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

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).

ARCHES at an Anatomy & Physiology Lab
ARCHES at an Anatomy & Physiology Lab
ARCHES at Georgetown Universiyt
ARCHES PROGRAM OUTING
ARCHES at Jazz in the Gardens
ARCHES at Georgetown University
ARCHES at Georgetown University
ARCHES Fellows Visit the National Museum of Health and Medicine
ARCHES Fellows Visit the National Museum of Health and Medicine
ARCHES Fellows Program
ARCHES Fellows Visit La Clinica Del Pueblo
ARCHES Fellows Visit La Clinica Del Pueblo
ARCHES Fellows
ARCHES Lunch With Dean Mitchell
ARCHES Lunch With Dean Mitchell
ARCHES Fellows Have Lunch with Dean Mitchell
ARCHES Fellows Have Lunch with Dean Mitchel
ARCHES Fellows Outing
ARCHES Fellow Camille Meets Her Mentor Lorrane!
Camille Meets Her Mentor Lorrane!
ARCHES Fellow Outing
ARCHES Fellow at the WW II Monument

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 […]