George Washington University

As the first medical school in the nation’s capital, GW SMHS is committed to improving the health of our local, national and global communities.

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.

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