George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Washington, DC
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is dedicated to improving the health of our local, national, and global communities by: Educating a diverse workforce of tomorrow’s leaders in medicine, science, and health sciences; Healing through innovative and compassionate care; Advancing biomedical, translational, and health services delivery research with an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration; Promoting a culture of excellence through inclusion, service, and advocacy. As a globally recognized academic medical center, GW embraces the challenge of eliminating health disparities and transforming health care to enrich and improve the lives of those we serve.

Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is the 11th oldest medical school in the country and the first in the nation’s capital. Since its establishment, the school has been at the forefront of medical education, and has grown to include highly-ranked programs in the health and biomedical sciences. The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) leads several programs and partnerships committed to elevating and enhancing medical and scientific education and research. 

GW partners with investigators at Children’s National in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) that forms an essential resource designed to transform the local, regional, and national environment in order to increase the efficiency and speed of clinical and translational research across the country. The CTSI offers numerous educational resources for residents/fellows, as well as clinician resources such as pilot grants and a KL2 program.  GW and Children’s share educational and research goals through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, Cancer Center, and DC IDDRC.

Research Showcase is an annual event at The George Washington University (GW), which highlights the breadth of innovation and creativity being conducted at GW across all disciplines. Students, undergraduate and graduate, are invited to present their work and compete for prize money.  This event is open to the public.

The Rodham Institute seeks to apply the transformative power of education to achieve healthy equity in Washington DC. Vision: To increase the number of Under-Represented Minorities in Health Care Professions, to partner with and support initiatives, programs and objectives of community-based organizations that will improve health outcomes for underserved populations, and to educate current and future Health Care Professionals in Applied Health Equity with a focus on the Social Determinants of Health.

Global Women’s Institute is a leading global research organization focusing on violence against women and girls. GWI conducts specialized inquiries, gathers critical evidence, and works with leaders to take action and effect change.  Vision: "A world where women and girls have the same rights and opportunities as men and boys, and are free from discrimination, violence and coercion."  Mission: "To advance gender equality through research, education and action to bring about change."


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