GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 21, 2018

Updated 5 a.m.; Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Good morning!

M.D. Students

  • Today, March 21, 2018, all classes for first year M.D. students will be conducted remotely.
  • Second, Third, and Fourth year MD students with clinical responsibilities are expected to report for clinical duties

PA Students

  • All classes for Health Sciences students are cancelled.
  • Second year PA students with clinical responsibilities need to check with their clinical supervisor for further instruction.

PT Students 

  • Today, all classes for the first and second year physical therapy students are cancelled.
  • In geographic areas experiencing adverse weather, PT students with clinical responsibilities need to check with their clinical instructor for further instruction.

MLS Students

  • MLS students with clinical responsibilities need to check with their clinical supervisor for further instruction.

If any students with clinical responsibilities feel that the conditions are unsafe and are not able to make it in, please let your resident, attending physician, or clinical instructor know.

If any decisions are made today about scheduling for tomorrow, we will post on the SMHS homepage and the information will be available at 202-994-2196. Otherwise, please check back regularly.

Thank you and have a safe day.


Founded in 1824, 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.

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