GCATS and M.D. Linkage Program

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The Post-Baccalaureate academic enhancer GCATS program has established a linkage with the George Washington University Doctor of Medicine (MD) program. The minimum qualifications are set by GW School of Medicine Admissions. As of 2020, the minimum undergraduate GPA is a 3.6 and the candidate has NOT taken the MCAT upon admission to the GCATS program. 



Here's how it works:

  •  At the start of the GCAT/MATS program, students who come into the program with a minimum 3.6 GPA and have not taken the MCAT will meet with the GCATS/MATS director to discuss applying for the linkage program. Any MATS students who qualify and want to pursue linkage will be switched to the GCATS program. 
  • Applications are submitted in September and reviewed by GW Med. Admissions.
  • Interviews for all linkage candidates in programs throughout the school are interviewed in November just like medical student candidates. 
  • In January, candidates are notified of acceptance into the linkage program and take the MCAT before the end of April.
  • Candidates are notified of official acceptance into the GW Medical School Program in May/June 

For those interested in the linkage program, more information will be available after admission to the GCATS program.