Resources

Below, you will find helpful links throughout your graduate career at Georgetown. If you would like more information or if something is missing, please contact us at gumcgso@georgetown.edu

Departmental and BGE webpages

Academic Services

  • Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area – The Washington Metropolitan Area Consortium of Universities is a cooperative agreement in post-secondary education that is designed to allow the sharing of academic resources by member institutions and to offer qualified students the opportunity to enroll at other universities for courses not available on their own campus. Follow the link to find out more about this great opportunity! Be sure to verify with your program that you are able to take courses within the consortium.
  • Georgetown University Writing Center -The Georgetown University Writing Center is a free resource open to all Georgetown students. Graduate and undergraduate students trained in teaching writing are available to assist you at any stage of your writing process. Whether you are just beginning to brainstorm or revising a later stage of your work, our goal is to provide a collaborative center for the discussion of writing. Rather than proofreading papers for grammar or spelling errors, consultants work to help individuals improve their own critical thinking, revision, and editing skills.
  • Apprenticeship in Teaching Program – The Apprenticeship in Teaching (AT) program is designed to enhance the preparation of graduate students as teachers. The AT program offers graduate students the chance to participate in workshops and engage in authentic, teaching-related, typical faculty tasks with mentorship from current faculty and CNDLS professional teaching staff.  These tasks are designed to give participants increased confidence and preparation for an academic position with teaching responsibilities.
  • Georgetown University Library – Georgetown University libraries offer resources for you including research consultation, teaching and learning technologies, and research strategies – among many others. Check out their website to find out what seminars are happening and the details of the resources they offer.
  • Academic Forms

Student Health

  • Counseling & Mental Health (CAPS) For initial visits to CAPS, call or walk in during business hours. Phone: (202) 687-6985
  • Student Health Services Students should always bring their student identification card (GOCard) and their insurance card every time they visit the Center. Schedule appointments by phone:
    Ph: (202) 687.2200 (Option 1)
    Please specify that you are scheduling an appointment on the main campus.
  • Student Health Insurance
  • Leave of Absence – Georgetown allows students to take a leave of absence in the case of medical (physical and mental) needs and new parenthood.

Life Beyond the Lab

  • Yates Field House – Beginning July 1, 2014, all BGE students have a membership to Yates Field House, including PhD students (up to 5 years of enrollment).  If you are a PhD student in your 3rd to 5th year of graduate studies, you can now sign up for a Yates membership and have it paid for by BGE! Charge the membership fee to your student account when you sign up.
  • HoyaLink

Graduate Student Services

  • Graduate Student Ombuds Office – The Graduate Student Ombuds Office provides an informal, impartial, neutral, and confidential environment where Main Campus and Medical Center graduate students can discuss University-related concerns and disputes. The Ombuds officer can listen, help students achieve a greater understanding of the problem and possible solutions, and look for information applicable to the situation. The Ombuds office does not advocate for any individual point of view, and does not participate in any formal grievance process, but works to promote a fair process for all. The function of the Graduate Student Ombuds Officer is to listen thoughtfully and sympathetically to the concerns of graduate students and to assist them in identifying options for addressing their concerns.
  • Graduate Student Life Guide – This Guide is designed to provide you with some basic information about services and programs available to you and to help you in navigating life at Georgetown. Use this guide to learn about the academic, health, and  social resources offered to you by Georgetown.
  • Graduate Bulletin – Provided by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, this Bulletin provides graduate students with rules, regulations, and procedures relevant to their pursuit of a Graduate School degree. For more regulations and procedure specifically relevant to your program be sure to see your program handbook provided to you by your program director.

Helpful Career Planning Websites

  • BioCareers – BioCareers is the first and only career service dedicated to expanding progressional options for life science PhDs and MDs. The service provides online career resources and job postings to post-graduate and alumni candidates and recruitment services to employers. Visit this site for job openings, CV advice, events listings and much, much more! As a graduate student at GUMC, you can sign up for BioCareers for free! Use your Georgetown email address and select Georgetown from the drop down menu.
  • myIDP – Science Careers offers you this resource to development your individual development plan (IDP). Here, you can explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best. There is no charge to use this site and you are encouraged to return as often as you wish!
  • BGE Career Services – BGE offers a variety of resources for its students and alumni, including career panels, mock interviews, CV development and more! Check out their website routinely to see what great opportunities they have coming up.
  • BGE Jobs Postings – BGE gathers job and course postings from around the world and posts them here for you to view and apply.
  • Office of Intramural Training & Education  – Take courses, participate in workshops and seminar, or find your next employer! The Office of Intramural Training & Education offers a wide variety of experiences to enhance your skills and knowledge for a career inside or outside the biomedical research community.

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