Program Overview


  • 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.


  • 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 2021.
  • 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.
  • Georgetown welcomes and considers all applications without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender, disability, veteran, or other protected status.

Other factors for consideration include that a student:

  • 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.


  • June 27 2022 – July 29 2022


  • 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.