Message from the Director

April Barbour

Welcome to GW Primary Care!

We have one of the nation's oldest primary care residency programs—almost 40 years old and still going strong. It is also one of only a few programs with a continuous year of ambulatory care training. Our residents undergo extensive training in internal medicine and its subspecialties as well as in non-medicine areas such as orthopedics, geriatrics, breast clinic, ENT and dermatology. Medical ethics, community medicine, health policy and evidence-based medicine are important components of the curriculum.

GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Primary Care Residents are based in the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C, across from the GW Hospital. Most outpatient clinics are in the ACC, but residents can rotate through suburban sites as well. Residents also work every week in one university-affiliated community free clinic for the medically indigent. During their primary care year, residents complete a research project with their faculty research mentor.

This broad-based intensive ambulatory experience allows the graduates of the primary care track to provide superior care in internal medicine. Our graduates are well prepared for wherever they may go next, from academic medicine to primary care practice.

We are proud of our program and faculty—and especially proud of our residents, whose ideas and input continue to shape our program.

I look forward to meeting you when you come to interview!


April Barbour, MD, MPH, FACP

Program Director, Primary Care Residency Program

Associate Professor of Medicine

The George Washington University