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International Medicine Programs
For over 23 years, the Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has cultivated global partnerships to create transformational mutual exchange in medical education, training, and research. IMP’s goal is to provide life-changing opportunities to build the capacity of other countries and share the latest advances in medicine and healthcare.
As a pioneer in international medical education, training, and research, IMP has developed, coordinated, and completed over 150 projects in over 50 countries, touching the lives of more than 12,000 healthcare professionals, students, and patients around the globe.
International Activities Database
The George Washington (GW) University has launched an initiative to build a comprehensive repository of information about all international projects and activities. At the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), a database, populated by faculty and staff, identifies best practices, highlights opportunities for collaboration, and provides grant and proposal writing resources. The database will serve as the central resource for all information on medicine and public health related international programs. It will reflect the mutually beneficial relationships that SMHS has developed with the international community and will be a powerful tool for us to support current projects and cultivate new initiatives across the globe.
The GW Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) is a leader in international medical education and training. We offer programs for both GW and international scholars, on campus in Washington, D.C., as well as across the globe. Knowing that international experience plays an increasing role in the personal and professional development of future medical leaders, IMP is one of the oldest institutions to offer clinical electives, residencies, observerships and fellowships that cover undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels. GW medical scholars return from time abroad, whether in rural clinics or urban hospital settings, with a deeper understanding of complex global health issues and hands-on experience in their fields. International medical scholars gain similar expertise, as well as invaluable motivation to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the medical and healthcare needs of their home country.
Needs-assessment at a hospital in Nanjing, China and extensive consultation at preeminent medical centers in Saudi Arabia are just two examples of the many customized projects we have developed for our