Program Overview

The Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) program at Georgetown University School of Medicine is a six-week residential summer enrichment program for pre-health students who are currently enrolled in US accredited colleges and universities. Each year, ten undergraduate fellows are selected to participate in the program which offers research engagement, clinical exposure activities, and a range of opportunities to explore health equity challenges that are prominent across the District of Columbia. The program experience provides concentrated support that is geared towards preparing program fellows for medical school and other health professions related graduate level programs.

The ARCHES program experience is guided by three tenets: Build, Bridge, and Be Bold. These themes serve to anchor the academic and professional development offerings that are provided for program fellows. Related skill-building activities are also curated to bolster their chances for success as they navigate the journey towards attaining careers as healthcare professionals. 

The 2024 ARCHES Program application period is now closed.

All college sophomores and juniors are invited to apply. Please visit the program details page to learn more about the program admissions process.

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