School of Medicine Impact Report Fall 2020


Greetings from the Hilltop!

Although we remain dispersed from our Washington, D.C. campus, our School of Medicine community continues to grow. We are well underway in educating the 170th class of medical Hoyas, many of whom directly benefit from your generosity.

As you know, the past several months have been challenging. Even so, over 2,100 donors came together for the School of Medicine and made gifts to support our community. These gifts have been critical in helping medical students learn in a new and impersonal environment, preparing them to become professionals who are guided by the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, caring of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.

From grants providing virtual learning tools, to tuition assistance for students who are historically underrepresented in medicine, to the ever-greater need for gifts to general medical student scholarships, your support continues to transform lives and deliver on our mission to educate knowledgeable, ethical, skillful, and compassionate physicians and biomedical scientists dedicated to the care of others and the health needs of our society.

Our students choose Georgetown because they believe in the Jesuit traditions that call us to serve others. In that way, your support for Georgetown medical students goes further than the Hilltop—it extends to the communities that these exceptional students will one day serve.

Your gifts are deeply appreciated and critical to the continued success of the School of Medicine in its primary endeavor—educating extraordinary students who will become individuals for others.

Your Impact on the School of Medicine

Gifts to the COVID-19 Relief Fund have provided grants to assist students with emergency expenses not already met by financial aid the applicant is receiving from the School of Medicine or other sources, helping to cover virtual learning costs, and COVID-19 related medical expenses.

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With Gratitude

Thanks to dedicated donors like you, Matt Baer (M’21), was awarded a medical scholarship. He has recently completed an independent scholarly project on echocardiography and hepatopulmonary syndrome and is looking to complete his residency in Internal Medicine.

“Getting accepted to Georgetown University School of Medicine is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. The prestige and clinical teaching of the school, due to the excellent alumni who have come before me, will absolutely help my career as a future cardiologist and allow me to better care for patients.

Cura personalis, the care of the whole person, has a particularly special meaning to me as a Georgetown medical student. Early in my medical school career, I was severely injured in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident that left me with multiple injuries requiring various surgeries, two years of rehabilitation, and an extended medical leave from school. The Georgetown dean’s office, committee on students, administrators, faculty members, and alumni have been enormously supportive of me, and after making a full recovery, have made my transition back to school easier than I ever could have imagined.

Thank you very much for your contribution to our education at GUSOM. Your generosity has enabled scholarship recipients to continue pursuing their dreams of becoming physicians. You have inspired me to give back to future Georgetown medical students after I graduate, so that they may see the meaning of cura personalis, just as you have shown me.”

Without your sustaining investment in the School of Medicine, students like Matt might not have access to the world-class education Georgetown provides.

Why I Give…

Supporting the Georgetown University School of Medicine is an important part of the lives of many of our donors. Here is what three Hoyas have to say about the importance of philanthropy.

Continue Your Support

Please consider making your next gift today to continue your support for access and affordability. Your support sustains Georgetown’s mission and helps our students realize their full potential. Thank you and Hoya Saxa!