Serving more than 7,000 health care professionals through approximately 120 partnerships in more than 45 countries, the Office of International Medicine Programs is dedicated to contributing to the SMHS mission of improving the health and well-being of our local, national, and international communities. Our goal is to provide life-changing opportunities to build the capacity of other countries and share the latest advances in medicine and health care.
The Interdisciplinary Student Community-Oriented Prevention Enhancement Service (ISCOPES) is a service-learning program that places first-year medical students, physician assistant students, health services management and leadership students, graduate public health students, and physical therapy students on interdisciplinary teams to effectively engage in intensive, health promotion experiences.
The Office of Student Opportunities (OSO) was established in 2005 with an eye towards training a new generation of health care leaders. To enrich students’ experiences beyond the classroom, the OSO offers professional development, advising, programs, and resources. The Track Program, one of the OSO’s signature programs, offers eight tracks of study designed to enhance what students are learning in the medical curriculum. In support of exceptional opportunities, including, research-related summer internships and international electives, the OSO administers a variety of scholarship programs. Whether learning from lawmakers on Capitol Hill about health policy, conducting research at NIH, serving in local community health organizations, or gaining a global perspective on fighting disease, our students are able to take advantage of an array of exciting and challenging opportunities offered through the Office of Student Opportunities.
Whether they're looking to interact with others with similar career interests, searching for an opportunity to serve, or craving a cultural or artistic outlet, students in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences can satisfy their extra-curricular interests through the dozens of student organizations and associations available on the GW campus.
SMHS offers students a number of opportunities to get involved in their community with service projects and initiatives.