Selection Criteria

The Program seeks applicants who demonstrate proven scholarship, a high level of preparedness, ability, and aptitude. Communication skills, integrity, compassion, courage, and stability are as important as an enthusiasm for patient-care, teaching and research. The Program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Complete applications include official USMLE Steps 1 and 2 scores, your medical school transcript, Dean's letter, a personal statement, 3 or 4 letters of recommendation, lists of publications and research, a current photograph, and AAMC Number. These should be submitted via ERAS before the application deadline, October 1.

You must complete, and pass, USMLE Step 2 CS and CK in order to be ranked by this program as per GW GME policy.  Scores must be reported by February 20th, 2016 for the 2016 match.

The Selection Committee prefers the following credentials: 

  • A Score above 220 on the USMLE Step I. (Passed on the First Sitting.)
  • A Score above 220 on the USMLE Step II. (Required for consideration by this Program.)
  • Honors for the Ob/Gyn rotation.
  • Honors for the Surgery rotation.
  • Honors for the Internal Medicine rotation.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the basic sciences and an ability and aptitude in clinical medicine.
  • Demonstrated sincere interest in patient-care, teaching, community service and research.
  • An interest in living and working in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
  • Applicants with 1 of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to the department's program:
  1. Graduates of medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). 
  2. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the U.S. accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). 
  3. Graduates of medical schools outside of the U.S. and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications: 

a)  hold a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
b)  have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the U.S. licensing jurisdiction.