Founded in 1825, 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.
With dozens of top-tier residency programs, SMHS is a competitive and esteemed destination for medical school graduates across the country.
Today, students and residents are exposed to some of the most innovative educational techniques in the nation in state-of-the-art facilities by world-renowned faculty. Outside of the classroom, students and residents enjoy unmatched opportunities to engage with nearby government, non-governmental, and non-profit organizations -- many of these opportunities are due to the school’s prime location in the nation's capital.
SMHS graduates are well-trained, compassionate health care professionals who are exceptionally prepared to participate in the decisions affecting the future of our nation’s health care.