Career Placement

A valuable experience that prepares students for the opportunities that lie ahead.

We are invested in preparing and equipping our students to pursue their aspirations whether it is transitioning to a new career or pursuing an advanced degree.

Where are our alumni now?

2014-2018 Systems Medicine Alumni

Career Placement Outcomes include 75% are employed, 8% are earning an DO/MD, and 17% are earning an PhD. Those that are employed, 67% are in healthcare, 22% are in Academia, and 11% are in Business.

Most frequent companies our alumni worked for.

  • American University, Kogod School of Business
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Cornell University
  • Capitol Hill
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • ICBI
  • Inova Health System
  • L.E.K. Consulting
  • Library of Congress
  • MedStar Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Uniformed Services

The most frequent advanced degree schools our alumni attended, as well as some notable ones.

  • Emory School of Medicine
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg
  • Columbia School of Nursing
  • Georgetown University
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • University of Maryland Baltimore Campus
  • University of Texas Medical Branch

Alumni Testimonials


“Studying Systems Medicine was one of their best decisions I have made for my medical career. The Georgetown Community and resources made available are a true privilege and second to none. The faculty of this program is extremely considerate and invested in not only student success during the program but also the long-term success and fulfillment of student goals. As a current medical student Systems Medicine has advanced the way that I am able to consider and understand the material I learn. Thinking about medicine in the context of big data, and regarding the social and ethical issues that face the field with an understanding of a systems perspective allows me to have a unique point of view.

This program has majorly shaped my aspirations in practicing medicine and has opened up doors to amazing opportunities, networks of people, and lasting relationships with mentors and classmates. During medical school interviews, my studies were a major topic of interest and discussion because this program made me stand out as a candidate, by offering me a perspective that is unique to Systems medicine students. As technology and the data that follows rapidly advances and accumulates systems medicine is more and more so necessary for health professionals to serve efficiently and optimally. Bridging the gaps between disciplines, operating platforms, and issues is the power that comes with systems medicine. Understanding patients thoroughly on a scientific basis through the “omics” such as genomics, metabolomics allows us to advance our ability to truly deliver precision medicine. I am forever thankful and connected to my Systems Medicine family!”

Brandon Buonaiut ’19, MS in Systems Medicine


“In the traditional curriculum, medical students are not being trained to meaningfully interpret the ‘big data’ that is generated from advanced clinical informatics and ‘-omics’ technologies. I decided to study Systems Medicine in order to be prepared to serve my patients in this data-rich biomedical and clinical environment. Every oncologist and pathologist, and many other types of physician-scientists, will need this training in the near future. For the good of our patients, physicians like me will need to make sense of this data when it crosses our desks…”

Sister Grace Miriam Usala ’16, MD/MS in Systems Medicine