Application Deadline: Feb 4, 2019, at 5 PM EST

The Dean for Medical Education's Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) is a six-week program for ten undergraduate students who are rising juniors and rising seniors interested in pursuing medical studies. All students are encouraged to apply, including students who identify as first-generation college students, students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in the health professions, and students who are committed to advancing opportunities for populations who lack equitable access to health care and/or committed to serving the underserved.

This program will engage selected participants in clinical experience, guided research, and immersive community based learning with Georgetown University School of Medicine. Participants will gain exposure to the clinical and research activities at Georgetown University School of Medicine and to the greater DC community on issues of health equity. GUSOM ARCHES aims to strengthen the research and clinical skills of promising undergraduate students and prepare them for successful matriculation into medical school. Learn more here:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Georgetown University School of Medicine seeks self-motivated, pre-medical undergraduate students from a wide array of majors/concentrations, who have completed either their second or third year of college with a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of applying. Students will submit one letter of recommendation, a resume, an unofficial transcript, and five short essays. 

Program Dates & Benefits:
-Program Dates: June 26 - August 9, 2019 (approximately 6 Weeks).
-Summer Stipend: $4,000. ($2,000 paid after the first 3 weeks, and final $2,000 paid at the end of the 6 weeks).
-Housing provided on Georgetown campus June 26 (move in day)- August 10 (move out day), with same gender-identity, suite styled, double-occupancy rooms.
-Travel funds awarded up to $250 per student on a case by case, need-based basis. 
-Students are responsible for their own meals/food costs (except for program event meals provided by ARCHES).

Program Applicant Eligibility:
-This program is open to rising college juniors and rising college seniors (you must have completed either your sophomore or junior year of college at the time of application)
-This program is open to all students pursuing medicine and/or other healthcare profession. 
-Have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA when applying.
-Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or DACA recipient. DACA recipients can be employed only if they have been issued an "Employment Authorization Document" (EAD).
-All students are encouraged to apply, including first-generation college students (first in their families to attend college/university), students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine, and students committed to advancing opportunities for populations who lack equitable access to health care and/or serving the underserved.

Other factors for consideration:
-Student has demonstrated an interest in issues affecting underserved populations and commitment to service of the underserved.
-Preference will be given to students whose permanent residence is the District of Columbia (DC) and/or who attended a public high school in Washington, D.C. 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 4, 2019, 5 pm EST.  No late applications will be accepted past this deadline.

Finalist Interviews: If you are selected as a semi-finalist and finalist for ARCHES, you will be required to participate in 2, 30 minute Zoom video conference interviews at each stage.