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The Personal Statement: Content

Medical School Application Tip Series
“With a greater emphasis on a holistic review of applicants a well-done medical school personal statement continues to be a key component of a successful application. This is your opportunity to express who you are as an individual, the major influences and background that have shaped your interests and values, what inspires you to pursue medicine, and what kind of physician you envision yourself becoming.”

Medical School Application Series: The Personal Statement

Randi Williams


Randi M. Williams

March 31st, 2021

Randi M. Williams, PhD, MPHPostdoctoral Research Fellow,Cancer Prevention and Control Program “I learned the importance of outreach and education…

Medical School Application Series: The Personal Statement


The Personal Statement: Content

November 16th, 2020

“With a greater emphasis on a holistic review of applicants a well-done medical school personal statement continues to be a key component of a successful application.”

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References are Key

November 2nd, 2020

“Determining who you ask to provide a reference (verbal or written) is key to the success of your application process, and could make the difference whether you are chosen in preference to other candidates.”

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Welcome to a New Medical School Application Cycle

October 6th, 2020

“Your application was selected amongst many for an interview. Even with virtual interviews, the interview process continues to be a very important component for medical schools.”

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Finding a Support System

September 22nd, 2020

Finding a support system is critical during the federal job-hunting process.

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Careers and Networking

September 8th, 2020

What career development resources do I have as a Georgetown University student?



A Call to Action in the Time of Coronavirus

September 2nd, 2020

“I’ve always wondered how I would react in a time of need – would I sit back and let others handle it or would I jump into the fray and do what I could to help.”

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Fall 2020 Plan

July 13th, 2020

Over these past few weeks, Georgetown has been carefully monitoring the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our Fall plans. The dif…

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BGE Statement on Racial Injustice

June 3rd, 2020

Dear Biomedical Graduate Education Community, My heart is heavy from the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and man…


Martha Gay

January 17th, 2020

Martha Gay, PhDGHUCCTS Postdoctoral Research Fellow “During my postdoc experience in Dr. Jill Smith’s lab, my scientific acumen is continuou…


Sam Frenkel

October 11th, 2019

Sam recently graduated from our Special Master’s Program (SMP), and is now into his first year of medical school a Georgetown’s School of Medicin…


Nick Baro

October 11th, 2019

Nick Baro recently earned his PhD from Georgetown’s Global Infectious Diseases Program and is now starting his postdoc with the Department of Immunol…


Policy Careers for PhDs

April 8th, 2019

As more and more PhD’s pursue careers outside of academia, science policy has emerged as a viable and popular career path for those with doctoral degrees. Many people think of science policy as working on Capitol Hill with Congress; however, science policy is a multi-faceted field with many entry points.

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MCGSO Welcomes Hardy Middle School During Brain Awareness Week

March 29th, 2019

For nearly a decade, students in the Medical Center Graduate Student Organization (MCGSO) have sought to instill young learners from Hardy Middle School with a sense that they can one day make their mark in the field of science, including during what is among the most exciting weeks of the year for MCGSO students who are studying the brain.


Tips for Finding Employment in Biotechnology

December 12th, 2018

Toby Beth Freedman, biotechnology recruiter, and esteemed author recently came to Georgetown to speak about the biotechnology field, and how to get your foot in the door. The entire process of looking for a job to accepting a position was covered in a jam-packed hour of detailed insider-information. Read about his tips to finding a job in biotechnology.


Transitioning from Scientific Research to Policy

November 6th, 2018

Policy means taking a step back from the nitty gritty. Getting a policy fellowship doesn’t require any prior policy experience. Fellowships are looking for scientists who appreciate the value of science for policy and policy for science and want to branch out from just science and engage in bigger issues.