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Cohort 2 (undergraduate school attended):
Standing: Mackenzie Boss (Dartmouth), Christopher Manners (U Maryland), Doha Hussien (UT, Austin), Jeremy Grenadier (U South Carolina), Scott Sorenson (UC, Davis), Matthew McHarg (James Madison), Emily Holmes (U Miami), Sarah Garner (George Mason), Jamil Hashmi (Georgetown), Elise Costa (UNC, Chapel Hill), Danielle Serphos (Vanderbilt)

Seated: Sanjay Saha (Wake Forest), Julia Zirpoli (Bridgewater), Brent Etiz (Stanford), Alex Dalton (NYU), Kathryn Lee (U Michigan), Chris Kerr (Florida State)

Fulfilling Your Dream of Becoming a Physician Begins at GW

Designed to provide future physicians with the foundational coursework, standardized test preparation, and access to real-world experience necessary for a successful medical school application, the one-year Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate program at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers a unique opportunity to build a strong foundation towards a rewarding career path.

Who Benefits from the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate?

As medicine and other health professions continue to experience economic growth, these fields are appealing options for individuals looking for a career change. 

GW’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate program benefits those who want to apply to medical school but have not yet taken the general and organic chemistry, biology, and physics courses necessary for admission. Although not a prerequisite of all medical schools, a biochemistry course is also included in the curriculum to prepare students for new content that will be on the MCAT2015.  For more information regarding the newly revised MCAT exam, please visit the Association of American Medical College's (AAMC) website.

What Will I Learn?

Students will complete the program with the coursework commonly required of U.S. allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, and they will also be well prepared to take the newly revised MCAT2015 through a course offered on-site by Kaplan. They will strengthen their interview skills with the help of faculty involved in the GW medical school admissions process. For a well-rounded view of medicine and other health professions, students will also hear from guest speakers about current topics in the industry including health care policy, research, and interdisciplinary practice.

Why GW?

In addition to providing the pre-requisite courses necessary to apply to medical school, GW’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate program offers a professional development course that covers important skills such as writing personal statements, completing the American Medical College Application Service®(AMCAS®) application, and interviewing with medical school admissions representatives.

GW’s program also offers each student personalized advising and a comprehensive committee letter for medical school application. In addition, students are provided assistance in securing volunteer clinical and/or research experiences that can set them apart from other medical school applicants.

Course Design and Location

The GW Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate program is a structured, full-time program offered at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) in Ashburn, Virginia. The 36-credit hour program begins each summer session and is designed to be completed in a 12-month period.

Please visit the Curriculum page for more information.

Prospective students who have completed the pre-requisite courses and wish to enhance their academic record for application to medical school may wish to consider GW's Graduate Certificate in Anatomy and Translational Sciences.


GW recognizes the importance of maintaining accreditation by appropriate academic and professional agencies and organizations. We believe that ongoing accreditation of the University, its schools, departments, and programs enhances our reputation as a center of academic excellence and as a trusted provider of educational and professional preparation. This is important to prospective and current students, as well as to our alumni.

The George Washington University is:

  • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency
  • On the approved list of the American Association of University Women
  • Member of the College Board

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