High School Summer Internships

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides exciting and hands-on experiences for high school students from across the District. We work closely with the District of Columbia Public Schools to prepare students for success in college and beyond. Through the programs, students gain insight into the field of medicine—and a glimpse into the community at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Students engage in shadowing, office work and explore an array of topics focusing on human anatomy.

Gateway Exploration Program in Medicine for High School Students

A group photo of the 2019 GEP scholars standing at the entrance to the Medical Dental Building. A caption that reads "Confidence. Courage. Collaboration."


The Gateway Exploration Program is a summer 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.

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.

Learn more about our GEP program here

Summer Medical Institute & Medical Immersion Programs

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion partners with the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies to encourage participation from DC Public School students to the 1 Week Medical Institute and 3 Week Medical Immersion Programs at GUSOM. We are grateful to the leadership of Dean Kelly Otter at SCS, Esteban Olivares, Josh Fowler, Kathleen Tucker, and Dr. Ray Mitchell at GUSOM for creating a vibrant network of opportunities for our high school students.  

Learn more about the Summer Immersion program here.