Apply to the program

The Dean for Medical Education's Inaugural Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) is a six-week program for eight undergraduate students who are rising juniors and rising seniors interested in pursuing medical studies. All students are encouraged to apply, including students who identify as first-generation college students, students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in the health professions, and students who are committed to advancing opportunities for populations who lack equitable access to health care and/or committed to serving the underserved.

This program will engage selected participants in clinical experience, guided research, and immersive service 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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Program Dates and Benefits

Program dates: June 27 - August 11, 2018

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 27 - August 11, 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).

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Completed Application Includes:

  • 4 Required Short Answer Essays (1 optional essay)
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
  • 1 Evaluation Form (Completed by Recommender)
  • Official Transcript (scanned & uploaded to application) 
  • Resume

GPA Requirement
The GPA Requirement for applicants is a cumulative 2.5.

ARCHES Fellows Eligibility
You must be a citizen of the United States or Permanent Resident of the United States.You must be a rising Junior or Senior at a 4 year college or university. If you have earned, or will earn a bachelor's degree prior to the program beginning in June, you are NOT eligible to be an ARCHES Fellow.

Application Deadlines

Application Due Date: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST.

Finalists are notified of Zoom Interviews - Week of February 12, 2018

Applicants notified of being selected as ARCHES Fellows -On or around March 23, 2018