Why DC?

Why did you chose to apply to Georgetown School of Medicine?


It is possible that an aspiring physician gets so caught up in rankings and lists during the application process that he forgets that he will actually be spending four years of his life in the city in which the school is located. A school may be number one according to a magazine, but if the student is not happy outside of the classroom, it is likely that his or her negative sentiments will be reflected within the university's walls as well. What has drawn me to Georgetown University is the fact that the prestige and respect that the medical school has earned over its one hundred and fifty plus years, is coupled perfectly with a community that has much to offer on both the cultural and recreation fronts. I have visited Washington DC on several occasions and have been lucky enough to be able to distance myself from the clichE9 tourist because I have many friends and family who live in the area and gave me the local treatment. I have also spent four years rooting for Steve Spurrier and his Florida Gators, and the fact that Spurrier now makes his calls from the Redskins' sidelines acts as a bonus to the fact that I would like to attend school in Washington DC. Knowing that Georgetown is not only a place where I would like...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 741 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4429 literature essays, 1449 sample college application essays, 183 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in