Medical School Overview
Should I become a doctor?
Think about what kind of future appeals to you. Do you like challenges? Are you interested in science and how the body works? Do you care deeply about other people, their problems, and their pain? Are you a good listener? Do you enjoy learning? Are you intrigued by the ways medicine can be used to improve life?
If you answered “Yes” to most of these questions, chances are you have the right personality for a career in medicine. Talk to career counselor or pre-health advisor to learn more about if this is the right choice for you.
What is a doctor’s job like?
Georgetown Resources for Pre-Med Students
Pre-health studies at Georgetown University
Pre-health resources for undergraduate students
Early Assurance Program (EAP) with Georgetown University School of Medicine
Post-baccalaureate pre-medical certificate program
Preparing yourself for medical or dental school
Pre-Health recommendation committee
Who is my pre-med advisor?
Georgetown University Pre-Medical Society
Georgetown University Pre-Dental Society
Pre-Health Studies Blog
Preparing for Medical School
Is medical school right for me? - AAMC's basics for aspiring doctors.
What experience is needed to apply to medical schools?
Timeline for applying to medical school (PDF)
Khan Academy MCAT test preparation videos
2014 MCAT Examination
Bill Higgins, National Institutes of Health (NIH): “Applying to Medical School” (2 hours)
“Writing Personals Statements for Professional School” – Bill Higgins, NIH
“Preparing for your Interview for Professional School” – Bill Higgins, NIH
AMCAS essays for acceptance
Post-Baccalaureate and Pre-Medical Programs
Dental School Application and the Dental School Admission Test (DAT)
Top Medical School Programs
Medical School Fairs
Professional Associations and Relevant Organizations
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
AMCAS – American Medical College Application Service
American Medical Association
American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)
American Dental Association
American Dental Education Association
American Academy of Optometry
American Optometric Association
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American Pharmacists Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges