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Unformatted text preview: GEMS application materials are available from February 15 to March 15 at GEMS is an experimental program and is subject to change at the discretion of the Committee on Medical Education and Dean of School of Medicine. Application and program requirements may change from year to year. “ GEMS encouraged me to take a step back and analyze how I actually study. It helped me learn how to make those small changes that enhance performance. I’ve always worked hard; now, however, I use my time more constructively and study in a more efficient way. GEMS helped all of us hone our study skills and make adjustments so that we could perform optimally. ” Panhia Moua, M.D. Resident in Anesthesiology UC, Davis Medical Center “ GEMS encourages you to expect and demand the best of yourself at all times and teaches each person how to meet expectations while preparing for a profession in medicine. GEMS also creates an environment of teamwork and family that lasts well beyond the GEMS year. Georgetown University admits qualified students of any age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, and national and ethnic origin to all rights and privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, handicap, color, religion or national or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Inquiries about Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity may be addressed to Affirmative Action Programs, 3800 Reservoir Rd., NW, Room M36 Darnall Hall, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20007. (202-687-4798) Georgetown University is also an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity employer. For more information about GEMS, please call or write: I will continue to seek the type of honest, helpful relationships I’ve established with my GEMS classmates, as I continue with other colleagues with whom I work. The lessons I’ve learned, the relationships I enjoy, the opportunity to study at Georgetown and practice medicine, literally everything I’ve derived from my GEMS experience I hold as a priceless gift. Henry Boateng, M.D., Assistant Professor of Orthopedics Winthrop University Hospital State University of NY - Stoneybrook Joy Phinizy Williams Associate Dean for Students & GEMS Program Coordinator Georgetown University School of Medicine Box 571423 3900 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, D.C. 20057-1423 (202) 687-1406 ” “ ” My GEMS experience helped me hone my study skills so that my efforts were effective and efficient. As a father of two energetic boys and a wife pursuing a Ph.D. herself, I believe GEMS not only enhanced my academic life, it helped me balance medical studies and the responsibilities of family life. Milton Swaby, MD Medical Director Trinity Healthcare Center Steubenville, OH GEMS PROGRAM 2011-2012 Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies Program Celebrating Our 34th Year “ The GEMS Program represents what is best and most essential to the mission of medical education. To continue the circle of learning, skilled practice and compassionate care giving, the graduates of the GEMS Program need only reach out to their communities and return these special gifts, then the circle will be complete. ” Donald M. Knowlan, M.D., Professor Emeritus (Active) Georgetown University School of Medicine GEMS PROGRAM The Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) Program is a one-year post-baccalaureate experience for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are most likely to make a significant contribution to meeting the needs of the nation’s minority, disadvantaged and under-served populations a n d whose disadvantaged circumstances have contributed to modest academic credentials. The GEMS Program is designed to provide an opportunity for disadvantaged students who show promise of the ability to complete a medical education to demonstrate this ability by passing selected courses taught to first-year medical students at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In concert with these objectives: the program are encouraged to apply to the School of Medicine. Biochemistry though not required is highly recommended. Applicants to the GEMS program must have successfully completed one year each of general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physics, and college mathematics. Appropriate preparation in the laboratory is required in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, and physics. All applicants must show evidence of having earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Applications will be available to any interested candidate for admission between February 15th and March 15th only. The deadline for 2011 applications is March 25, 2011. All applicants to the GEMS Program must be seeking admission to medical school when they apply to GEMS and present Medical College Admission Test scores at the time of application. Applicants who are invited to interview are expected to spend a full day at Georgetown to meet program administrators, other faculty and staff, complete assessment tests and interview. Applicants must cover the costs of travel and accommodations. Interviews will be scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011 and Monday, May 2, 2011. Final decision on all applications will be made by May 27, 2011. GEMS students are United States citizens from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many are from groups that have been traditionally under-represented in medicine (African Americans, Mainland Puerto Ricans, Mexican Americans and Native Americans). All meet the program’s academic criteria and show evidence of their ability to satisfy the social and educational goals of this program. GEMS students take courses selected from the first year medical curriculum and are graded on the same basis as medical students. GEMS students also take a graduate level biochemistry course. GEMS students are involved in active learning sessions, resulting in an average seven- to eight-hour day. GEMS students who successfully complete What is the application process? How many GEMS students have been accepted by Georgetown University School of Medicine? How much does the GEMS Program cost? Tuition and fees for the 2010-2011 GEMS Program were $18,138. Living and related educational costs are estimated to be $22,000. GEMS students are eligible to apply for educational loans to cover tuition and living costs. Students accepted and matriculating in GU School of Medicine will be charged the full first year tuition. Tuition and fees for 2010-2011 was $47,203. Former GEMS on GU Faculty: Darlene Lawrence, MD Family Medicine - 1998 Fernando Pagan, MD Neurology - 2003 Martin Pitts, MD, Clinical Emergency Medicine 2006 GEMS students are encouraged to apply to Georgetown University School of Medicine, but are under no obligation to attend medical school at Georgetown. From 2005-2009, 75% of GEMS students were successful during the GEMS academic year and were admitted to Georgetown University School of Medicine. If a participant is accepted and decides to matriculate in the first-year class, he or she can seek exemption from medical courses completed during the GEMS year. Participants who fail or marginally pass any course during the GEMS year are not offered a final make-up exam but are dropped from the program and are ineligible to continue in the school. Since 1977, 590 students have matriculated in the GEMS Program, including 24 students in 2010.There are currently 378 physician graduates of the GEMS Program who are in practice or residency training and 96 former GEMS students are enrolled in the School of Medicine. Since 1977, 90 students enrolled in GEMS were unsuccessful in their attempt to complete the post-baccalaureate year and 12 students withdrew. ...
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