Getting Started

Orientation

Biomedical Graduate Education will have an orientation on August 29th, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  International student orientations are the week prior.

Following the BGE session on August 29, the Department of Pharmacology will have a pizza lunch and hold an orientation session in the Pharmacology Library (NE401 Med/Dent) from 12:30 p.m to 2:00 p.m.

All students who will be involved in the Laboratory Option need to attend basic radiation safety and laboratory safety. These should be done before, or as soon as possible after, you begin working in the laboratory. The schedules are found on the EHS website. If you will be working with radioactive materials (check with your mentor), you also need to attend GURAM worker training. The schedule for these sessions is also on the EHS website. If you will be working with animals (mice or rats) you need to attend an orientation session at the DCM (Department of Comparative Medicine) in early September.

Student ID Card

You will get your ID card known as your GoCard on the first day of orientation. The office is located in Darnall Hall.

E-mail Account

If you do not receive information about your email account prior to arriving, you can go to University Information Systems office to open your email Georgetown account.

Registration

You will pre-register for classes during July using MyAccess. See the Pharm website for the courses you will take.  If you are unsure of which courses to take, please contact Katie Helgeson to discuss various options.

University Map

To help you locate buildings, here is a MAP of Georgetown University. The Medical Center is on the north side of campus (click the little circle next to Medical Center to the left of the map and click the + to zoom in once.
The Department of Pharmacology is in the Medical Dental building which is a four story brick building on the north side of campus on Reservoir Road. The Department office is on the fourth floor in the southeast wing (SE402 Med/Dent). C104 Med/Dent, referred to above, is in the central corridor on the first floor. etc.