Many post-baccalaureate pre-medical programs exist nationally but vary in their structure, comprehensiveness, intended participants, and admission requirements. All, however, enable students to take courses that are prerequisites for medical school admission. The GW MD program has special relationships, or linkages, with a select number of post-baccalaureate programs. Students enrolled in these select programs may work with their post-baccalaureate program advisor and The GW MD program to apply to receive admission into the linkage program and potential admission to The GW MD program.
Linkage application requires approval from the post-baccalaureate program and The GW MD program as part of a defined selection process that requires evidence of strong academic preparation (such as a minimum overall 3.6 total undergraduate GPA prior to post-baccalaureate coursework as well as strong previous standardized test performance (SAT / ACT), exemplary post-baccalaureate academic accomplishment, and strong MCAT performance from a single test administration after enrollment in the post-baccalaureate program. The primary advantages of pursuing linkage program acceptance include early notification of provisional acceptance before the completion of the post-baccalaureate program and elimination of a glide year between the conclusion of the post-baccalaureate program and enrollment in medical school at GW. Applicants apply through their respective post-baccalaureate advisors who present those candidates deemed competitive to the GW Committee on Admissions for review, for interview, and possible acceptance into the linkage program. Students accepted to the linkage program are then reviewed by the Committee on Admissions upon completion of all requirements for a final acceptance and promotion into the MD program. Both the attainment of academic and standardized testing requirements contractually outlined at the time of linkage program acceptance as well as ongoing personal and future professional comportment are considered for promotion into the MD program.
GW has linkages with the following post-baccalaureate programs:
- Brandeis University
- Bryn Mawr College
- California State University, Fullerton
- George Washington University
- Georgetown University
- Goucher College
- GW Graduate Certificate in Anatomical & Translational Sciences (GCATS) program
- The Johns Hopkins University
- New York University
- Northwestern University
- Scripps College
- Temple University
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Virginia
Please contact the post-baccalaureate pre-medical programs via the links above for complete information.