The Independent Scholarly Project (ISP) is a requirement for all students at Georgetown University School of Medicine and must be completed prior to graduation. Each student pursues a scholarly project that answers (or seeks to answer) a research question under the supervision of a mentor. Students may identify their own research question/project and then find the appropriate mentor or develop a research question/project under the guidance of a mentor. A more detailed explanation of the ISP process can be accessed here.
Many students begin to explore ISP opportunities during their first two years at GUSOM. We encourage contacting the Student Research Advisory Committee if you are interested in research and ISP involvement during those years. The Resources page will also provide further information.
Important Deadlines: - M2019
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (M4) – Proposal
Participants registration (for graduating class, participation is mandatory) - open from 01/05/2019 - 01/25/2019
Friday, March 01, 2019 (M4) – Poster
Monday, March 18, 2019 (M4) – ISP event/GuSOM Research Day - ISP Research Poster Presentations
Monday, April 15, 2019 (M4) – ISP mentor evaluation
Monday, April 15, 2019 (M4) – ISP completion form
Research opportunities for students can be found at: