Our Programs

The George Washington University Internal Medicine Residency Program consists of a categorical medicine program, a primary care program, and a preliminary internship program. Our mission is to create a diverse physician workforce dedicated to social justice, intellectual curiosity and process-improvement to advance the health of all. We strive to develop each resident's ability to deliver evidence-based, humanistic, high-quality medical care, and to prepare our graduates to be leaders and scholars in their fields. Our curriculum is intentionally designed to develop trainees who are skilled in patient-centered, evidence-based medicine; patient safety and high value care; healthy equity; and medical education. Our incredible residents are diverse in experience and background which adds to the richness of the training experience and enhances the care for the communities we serve. Likewise, our approachable and supportive faculty are highly qualified medical educators, scholars, and leaders with expertise in various areas.

Why come to GW?

We are the epicenter of Public health and health policy!  

  • Public Health, Advocacy, and Humanities is embedded in what we do. Our public health school (the only one in DC) offers a health policy elective in which residents attend hearings on Capitol Hill, meet with lawmakers, and learn considerations, implications, and the role of physicians in health advocacy and policy.

We offer awesome, innovative, and unique experiences!

  • Have a special interest in serving historically marginalized and under-resourced populations? Consider UMPH track or our HIV in Internal Medicine Pathway (HIP)!
  • Want to incorporate evidence-based ways to truly help your patients achieve optimal health? Learn from experts in our Lifestyle Medicine and Weight Management Curricula from day 1
  • Other electives such as Addiction Medicine, HIV medicine, Research, ABC News, and POCUS offer opportunities for residents to further expand their skills, as desired
  • Our Quality Improvement and High Value Care curriculum equips resident with the ability to design and implement a QI project that positively impacts patient care.

Our residents!

  • We pride ourselves on attracting smart, compassionate, friendly residents who care about each other and our patients. We like each other!
  • Our residents and faculty value justice, equity, diversity & inclusion and love learning from each other (in both directions!)
  • We utilize several program activities to promote resident personal development and wellness, including off-site workshops twice per year, social events, winter holiday and end-of-the-year parties, our department’s annual Cuentos humanities publication, advocacy, and pet therapy available at GWUH (for housestaff, attendings and patients!)
  • Helping residents thrive professionally and personally is our priority. We seek formal input from our housestaff and offer housestaff leadership opportunities which helps us continuously learn and do better.

The patients we serve!

  • GW Hospital is honored to serve and learn from our entire community, including those that are under-resourced, newly immigrated, and government employed.
  • Training at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and DC VA Hospital ensures that by the end of your three years, you will have learned to care for patients from all walks of life with illnesses ranging from horses to zebras!
  • We value community collaborations through partnerships like GW’s Rodham Institute and GW’s Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) and integrate Health Equity and Anti-Racism principles into our curricula, care for patients, and policies to help us better serve our diverse patient populations.

You belong here!

  • We intentionally strive to attract and recruit a talented, dedicated class that is diverse in interests, backgrounds, identities, experiences, and thoughts through a holistic approach.
  • We foster a supportive, inclusive environment in which all of our amazing residents can thrive and develop to their fullest potential.

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