The Georgetown Difference

Be a part of the new paradigm in medical practice, biomedical research and systems applications.

Fall 2023 Applications

Priority Deadline: May 15, 2023

Apply to join the M.S. in Systems Medicine at Georgetown, or connect with us to learn more about the program. We host virtual information sessions and one-on-one meetings for prospective students.

Unique Program Features

Capstone Internship

Work alongside renowned clinicians and biomedical researchers from Georgetown University, the NIH, Medstar Hospital, the FDA and Innova Fairfax hospital during your internship or practicum.


Located in the nation’s capital, the program provides unparalleled opportunities to work and serve with leaders in the field from numerous federal departments and agencies, and hospital networks.


Our courses are taught by faculty whom are experts in their fields from all around the world.

2 Programs: MS & MD/MS

Choose between an MS or an MD/MS Dual Degree, both tailored fit to your interests and goals.

What is Systems Medicine?

Systems medicine is an emerging interdisciplinary biomedical field that bridges research and personalizes clinical care. In medicine, complex computational tools will become essential for deriving personalized assessments of disease risk and management including individualized diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options. This change, involving the use and analysis of enormous quantities and variety of data, will require a new type of physician and a new type of biomedical scientist – one with a grasp of modern computational sciences, “-omic” technologies, and a systems approach to medicine.

Program Highlight

The MS in Systems Medicine Program Director, Dr. Sona Vasudevan, will be giving a talk at the Second International Systems and Network Medicine Conference on the topic “Big Cancer Data in Cancer Systems Medicine”. The conference will be hosted virtually by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. The event will be hosted from April 12th-13th, 2021. 

Systems Medicine News

Keep up with our activities in the latest Systems Medicine Newsletter, or browse our highlights and announcements below.

Farzad Sarkari

‘Future Stars’: First-Generation Student Success

May 25th, 2022

First-generation students — the first in their family to graduate from college — overcome many challenges in their academic journeys. Systems Medicine graduate Farzad Sarkari demonstrates the tenacity that drives these students to success.…

System Medicine Professors

The Gut Microbiome and COVID-19

November 12th, 2020

Sona Vasudevan, PhD, is a professor of biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology, and co-directs the course that explores the abundance and diversity of gut, vaginal, and skin microbiomes.…

Jamari McCoy

Jamari McCoy, 2020 Hoyas for Science Scholarship Recipient

November 10th, 2020

“Every human on this earth is different. So, treating them as your ‘average’ patient wouldn’t be giving them the best care that they deserve. This program will help me to take into consideration a person’s genetic and social background to give them the best care.”…