|Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Georgetown University Medical Center
The Special Master's Program in Physiology
Have You Done This?
Before you arrive at Georgetown, there are a few things we suggest you take care of, in order to make the beginning of the school year go a little smoother for you.
If you are planning on applying to medical school for the next entering class (which we encourage you to do), here are a few application tips, specific to SMP students. Remember, you would not be here if we didn't think you were an outstanding applicant, could perform well in the curriculum, and would be a good candidate for medical school. There ARE reasons to hold off applying (such as an expired MCAT or you're not sure you want a career in medicine)-- If you think you fall into this "special" category, please contact us before orientation to make sure you are making the right decision.
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The August MCAT
If you are planning on taking the August MCAT, there are a few things to note. First, make sure you sign up for a testing site in the DC area. If you have already submitted your registration form, you will have to request to change your testing site. Testing sites in the area include: Georgetown University, Howard University, and George Mason University (in Fairfax, VA). In addition, realize that you will be taking the MCAT the day before orientation (don't miss orientation!), or after classes have begun at Georgetown. This means you should be very well prepared for the MCAT before classes begin, as you probably won't have a great deal of time to study once you begin here at Georgetown. Classes are in full-swing from day one and you don't want to sacrifice your grades for the MCAT or vice versa.