Online Medicine Programs

High school is a great time to see where your interests might lead you. Are you good at science? Curious about the different career paths you can take in the field of medicine? Our pre-med online courses offer the perfect way to get a head start on your college education and potentially your future. You’ll find a rich variety of subjects to try out before you commit to a major. Learn with acclaimed Georgetown University professors and even get insights from practitioners in your field of interest. If you are thinking about a future in medicine, we can help you find your fit.

Program Dates

Multi-length courses available throughout the year


For students ages 13 and up



Current Courses Available

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Explore the Exciting World of Medicine

Medicine: An Inside Look at Treating Patients

Are you a high school student imagining a future in medicine? Do you think you might have what it takes to be a doctor? If so, this course is a great place to start. You’ll learn about the roles of different medical team members, from physician and nurse practitioner to physician assistants, radiation therapists, rehabilitation specialists, and more. You’ll discover how they manage patient care, from diagnosis and treatment to after care. You’ll see how three conditions are treated; a kidney transplant, peripheral vascular disease, and cancer. Finally, you learn how technology and science are merging to achieve better outcomes.

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Start Your Surgical Journey Right Here

Becoming a Surgeon: Skills, Specialties, and Diseases

Surgeons are a unique mix of scientific curiosity and hands-on dexterity. Have you ever dreamt about becoming a surgeon? Then this course is for you. It offers you a fascinating close-up of the surgical procedures used to treat abdominal conditions. You’ll create your own model of the major organs and the vascular structure of the abdomen. If this opportunity interests you, apply today!

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Explore the Field of Medicine

Medical Research: Clinical Trials Resulting in Medical Discoveries

Whether it’s a vaccine, a breakthrough drug, or a revolutionary treatment, they all came from one thing: medical research. This course will help you understand the process researchers use to set up clinical trials and evaluate evidence. You’ll even design your own study using professional methods. If you’re thinking about a future in medicine, STEM, or pharmaceuticals, this course is for you.

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The Impact of Psychology in Everyday Life

Psychology: How the Brain Influences Behavior

Have you ever wondered what triggers your fight or flight response? How social media affects your psyche? Why you get along with some people but not others? This course will explore the science behind how your brain influences reactions and behaviors in every aspect of your life. Delve into key findings of applied neuroscience, from the effects of drugs to the impact of stress on the brain’s chemical pathways. Learn how psychology is applied to effective communication, web design, and the marketing of products and services—making it the perfect way to discover potential college majors and career opportunities.

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How You Will Benefit

  • Online medicine courses are available throughout the year—pick a subject that fits your passion and your schedule.
  • Suitable for high school students ages 13 and up so you can start exploring your interests in medicine early on.
  • Experience what it’s like to take a course designed by Georgetown University faculty while you’re still in high school.
  • Flexible learning: lessons by professors are delivered through dynamic videos, so you can tune in whenever your schedule allows—the ultimate in flexibility.
  • Work with mentors who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience.
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion from Georgetown University for your college application.

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Three Learning Advantages Designed for You

Final Capstone Project

All online courses culminate in a special Capstone Project that allows you to:

  • Demonstrate what you've learned in a presentation.
  • Get feedback from your mentors on your work.
  • Choose from a variety of topics covered in your course to show what you’ve learned.
  • Use any media you prefer—text, video, photography, PowerPoint.


You’ll receive guidance from a mentor who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience. You can expect:

  • Encouragement and direction on all assignments. 
  • Inspiration, motivation, and confidence to help you excel in your studies. 
  • Brainstorming to help you prepare for your Final Capstone Project.

Flexible Learning

  • 100% online learning that works with your schedule.
  • Flexible format: you’ll learn through video lectures. Tune in anytime that works for you.
  • 20 to 30 hours of total instruction and course work, including engaging multimedia, simulations, and curated assignments for which you will receive guidance and support from mentors.

Apply Now For The Next Available Course

February 26 - March 12

Becoming a Surgeon: Skills, Specialties, and Diseases

Length: 2 weeks

Cost: $1495

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 19, 2023

February 26 - March 12

Medical Research: Clinical Trials Resulting in Medical Discoveries

Length: 2 weeks

Cost: $1495

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 19, 2023

March 5 - April 2

Becoming a Surgeon: Skills, Specialties, and Diseases

Length: 4 weeks

Cost: $1495

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 26, 2023

All course options have the same educational content, learning materials, and number of assignments. We are offering a condensed version of the course in order to accommodate students’ individual schedules.

How to Apply

It’s easy. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are required. Our application asks you to provide the following:

  • Basic contact information for you and your parent or guardian.
  • Why you wish to take this course, and a bit of your story, through writing, video, photos—any media you prefer.

Begin the guided process. It should take only a few minutes to answer the questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will you be graded? What are assignments like? How much time do you have to turn around a project? When do you find out if you’re admitted? Find answers to your questions here.

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We offer need-based scholarships in each cohort to students exhibiting high potential and an inability to pay full tuition. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship but you:

The University reserves the right to modify the course as may become necessary.