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While many of GW's Health Sciences programs are offered online, SMHS is also home to highly ranked on-campus programs, including Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies.

SMHS is establishing guaranteed admission agreements with local community colleges to provide students with an associate degree the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) or Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS/MSHS) dual degree through an established GW Health Sciences program.

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Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that effectively combines the life sciences and computer science with information technology. Students of the bioinformatics program will utilize principles of computer science to analyze, organize, and visualize biological data to address current challenges in medicine, public health and biology.

Clinical & Translational Research is a new and evolving paradigm in the biomedical enterprise that attempts to improve patient and community health by accelerating basic science discoveries in the laboratory to their application in clinical practice. Training in clinical and translational research equips professionals with enhanced research and leadership skills.Graduates of the program will have the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to fill any number of clinical and translational research professions from funded scientists, clinical personnel, and those who mediate for better policy about health.

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The online Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management programs at the George Washington University's (GW) prepare professionals to take the next step in their health care leadership careers through learning the operational skills needed in today's complex, health-service delivery.

Clinical Research Administration is a vast and expanding field that involves the processes in which products (drugs, devices, biologics) and treatment protocols are developed for improving patient care. All courses are conducted online and offered in a flexible, asynchronous format to meet the needs of busy professionals. This layout provides a convenient option for self-disciplined and self-directed students to pursue the program and prepare for professional advancement while continuing their professional and personal commitments.

The Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences addresses an important career development need. The GW program, one of the first in the nation, provides a solid foundation for professionals seeking a career in correctional health care administration as well as valuable training for current correctional health care administrators seeking career advancement.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a challenging and rapidly emerging discipline at the intersection of traditional EMS, public health, public safety, and health care. The George Washington University offers several programs including a bachelor’s, master’s and dual degree in EMS, all of which are designed to prepare students for leadership positions in the field that will improve the quality of out-of-hospital care domestically and internationally.

GW offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in Global Leadership in Disaster Response (GLDR). All of our courses are offered online in a flexible, asynchronous format allowing students to pursue their degree, regardless of time zone, station, or overseas assignment. Students are called upon to work individually as well as collaboratively in the development of broadened view of and holistic approach to delivery of aid and relief to the people, families and communities impacted by catastrophic events beyond their control.

As more information about the structure, process, and outcomes of health care emerges, and the science of quality expands, quality improvement is becoming a distinct area of expertise. The Health Care Quality program at GW was developed to meet an emerging demand for quality and patient safety specialists who have the capacity and competence to grow and sustain a culture of continuous improvement at all levels and within every sector of the health care delivery system.

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Health Services Research is a multidisciplinary field that requires researchers to apply concepts from a variety of disciplines. The George Washington University's (GW) online Graduate Certificate in Health Services and Outcomes Research Program provides targeted knowledge to develop much needed and less emphasized skills in research design and methods for researchers and practitioners who wish to expand their education.

Integrative Medicine (INTM) is defined by The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health (The Consortium) as the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the practitioner-patient relationship. It focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

Recognizing the need to prepare physicians and clinicians to adapt to this method of health care, the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) created unique opportunities for health care professionals to enhance their education with an online Fellowship in INTM, a Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in INTM, or an online Graduate Certificate in INTM.

The introduction of electronic health records and health databases within the clinical setting has transformed health care. Medical Informatics has emerged as a new field of study that bridges human-computer interactions in the health care space, as well as how the data we collect in these settings can be leveraged to improve patient safety, outcomes, and quality. Graduates of the program will be well-qualified for rewarding careers in health data analysts, system evaluators, and annotators.

Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) is a challenging and rewarding health care profession that has great impact on patient care. Working in a variety of settings, medical laboratory scientists are essential members of the health care team who provide vital information about the status and function of the body and its systems. The data obtained by medical laboratory scientists is utilized in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has had a longstanding relationship with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, collaborating to offer contract degree programs in a variety of health sciences fields to active duty soldiers. Thousands of soldiers and sailors have participated in these programs over the years and successfully completed one or more degree programs. Credits for military health care training are awarded in combination with general education college credits, building an academic program that can lead to Associates degrees in Science, Bachelor of Science degrees and Master of Science degrees in Health Sciences.

Founded in 1824, the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to offer an advanced-practice doctoral degree program designed for registered occupational therapists (OT) and occupational therapy students enrolled in an accredited Masters OT program. This program is designed for individuals who are seeking to advance their leadership, clinical reasoning, practice and research skills. Demonstrate your commitment to state-of-the-art occupational therapy practice by earning an advanced degree from GW.

More than ever before, today’s health care leaders are faced with complex challenges to translating evidence to practice that require navigating geographical, organizational, economic, cultural, and professional barriers. These challenges are formidable and multifaceted, so the solutions must be robust, comprehensive, and draw on cross-disciplinary knowledge representative of multiple and novel perspectives. Effective leaders who can close the gap between evidence generation and implementation are needed in every aspect of the health care arena, including research laboratories, clinics, community settings, classrooms, boardrooms, and both government and non-government organizations.

Located in the heart of the nation's capital, The George Washington University (GW) Physical Therapy (PT) program is part of a nationally-ranked university on an urban campus affiliated with a Medical School, a School of Public Health, and a University Hospital.

The GW PT program strives to create an environment for learning that supports the professional development of students, faculty, and clinicians and fosters well-respected practitioners through excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship

Housed within the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and tied closely with the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the Department of Physician Assistant Studies builds strong primary care and public health foundations among its students.The Department of Physician Assistant Studies offers two graduate level degree programs: the traditional two-year PA program and a joint three-year program that links PA and public health curricula.

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate Program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in medicine but have not taken the core science courses. Through personalized advising, standardized test (MCAT) preparation, and access to clinical and research experiences, the program prepares graduates to successfully apply to medical school. The program is an intenstive year-long, face-to-face, cohort based, and offered at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) in Ashburn, VA.

With the increasing need to both innovate and protect public health—by bringing new medical products to patients while ensuring their quality, safety and efficacy—Regulatory Affairs professionals are in high-demand. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers two degrees in Regulatory Affairs: an online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS), and a Graduate Certificate, both available online

Explore Health Sciences

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that effectively combines the life sciences and computer science with information technology. Students of the bioinformatics program will utilize principles of computer science to analyze, organize, and visualize biological data to address current challenges in medicine, public health and biology.

Clinical & Translational Research is a new and evolving paradigm in the biomedical enterprise that attempts to improve patient and community health by accelerating basic science discoveries in the laboratory to their application in clinical practice. Training in clinical and translational research equips professionals with enhanced research and leadership skills.Graduates of the program will have the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to fill any number of clinical and translational research professions from funded scientists, clinical personnel, and those who mediate for better policy about health.

Kogod Plaza Gate

The online Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management programs at the George Washington University's (GW) prepare professionals to take the next step in their health care leadership careers through learning the operational skills needed in today's complex, health-service delivery.

Clinical Research Administration is a vast and expanding field that involves the processes in which products (drugs, devices, biologics) and treatment protocols are developed for improving patient care. All courses are conducted online and offered in a flexible, asynchronous format to meet the needs of busy professionals. This layout provides a convenient option for self-disciplined and self-directed students to pursue the program and prepare for professional advancement while continuing their professional and personal commitments.

The Graduate Certificate in Correctional Health Administration at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences addresses an important career development need. The GW program, one of the first in the nation, provides a solid foundation for professionals seeking a career in correctional health care administration as well as valuable training for current correctional health care administrators seeking career advancement.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a challenging and rapidly emerging discipline at the intersection of traditional EMS, public health, public safety, and health care. The George Washington University offers several programs including a bachelor’s, master’s and dual degree in EMS, all of which are designed to prepare students for leadership positions in the field that will improve the quality of out-of-hospital care domestically and internationally.

GW offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in Global Leadership in Disaster Response (GLDR). All of our courses are offered online in a flexible, asynchronous format allowing students to pursue their degree, regardless of time zone, station, or overseas assignment. Students are called upon to work individually as well as collaboratively in the development of broadened view of and holistic approach to delivery of aid and relief to the people, families and communities impacted by catastrophic events beyond their control.

As more information about the structure, process, and outcomes of health care emerges, and the science of quality expands, quality improvement is becoming a distinct area of expertise. The Health Care Quality program at GW was developed to meet an emerging demand for quality and patient safety specialists who have the capacity and competence to grow and sustain a culture of continuous improvement at all levels and within every sector of the health care delivery system.

Student writing in book

 

Health Services Research is a multidisciplinary field that requires researchers to apply concepts from a variety of disciplines. The George Washington University's (GW) online Graduate Certificate in Health Services and Outcomes Research Program provides targeted knowledge to develop much needed and less emphasized skills in research design and methods for researchers and practitioners who wish to expand their education.

Integrative Medicine (INTM) is defined by The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health (The Consortium) as the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the practitioner-patient relationship. It focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

Recognizing the need to prepare physicians and clinicians to adapt to this method of health care, the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) created unique opportunities for health care professionals to enhance their education with an online Fellowship in INTM, a Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in INTM, or an online Graduate Certificate in INTM.

The introduction of electronic health records and health databases within the clinical setting has transformed health care. Medical Informatics has emerged as a new field of study that bridges human-computer interactions in the health care space, as well as how the data we collect in these settings can be leveraged to improve patient safety, outcomes, and quality. Graduates of the program will be well-qualified for rewarding careers in health data analysts, system evaluators, and annotators.

Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) is a challenging and rewarding health care profession that has great impact on patient care. Working in a variety of settings, medical laboratory scientists are essential members of the health care team who provide vital information about the status and function of the body and its systems. The data obtained by medical laboratory scientists is utilized in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has had a longstanding relationship with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, collaborating to offer contract degree programs in a variety of health sciences fields to active duty soldiers. Thousands of soldiers and sailors have participated in these programs over the years and successfully completed one or more degree programs. Credits for military health care training are awarded in combination with general education college credits, building an academic program that can lead to Associates degrees in Science, Bachelor of Science degrees and Master of Science degrees in Health Sciences.

Founded in 1824, the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to offer an advanced-practice doctoral degree program designed for registered occupational therapists (OT) and occupational therapy students enrolled in an accredited Masters OT program. This program is designed for individuals who are seeking to advance their leadership, clinical reasoning, practice and research skills. Demonstrate your commitment to state-of-the-art occupational therapy practice by earning an advanced degree from GW.

More than ever before, today’s health care leaders are faced with complex challenges to translating evidence to practice that require navigating geographical, organizational, economic, cultural, and professional barriers. These challenges are formidable and multifaceted, so the solutions must be robust, comprehensive, and draw on cross-disciplinary knowledge representative of multiple and novel perspectives. Effective leaders who can close the gap between evidence generation and implementation are needed in every aspect of the health care arena, including research laboratories, clinics, community settings, classrooms, boardrooms, and both government and non-government organizations.

Located in the heart of the nation's capital, The George Washington University (GW) Physical Therapy (PT) program is part of a nationally-ranked university on an urban campus affiliated with a Medical School, a School of Public Health, and a University Hospital.

The GW PT program strives to create an environment for learning that supports the professional development of students, faculty, and clinicians and fosters well-respected practitioners through excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship

Housed within the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and tied closely with the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the Department of Physician Assistant Studies builds strong primary care and public health foundations among its students.The Department of Physician Assistant Studies offers two graduate level degree programs: the traditional two-year PA program and a joint three-year program that links PA and public health curricula.

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate Program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in medicine but have not taken the core science courses. Through personalized advising, standardized test (MCAT) preparation, and access to clinical and research experiences, the program prepares graduates to successfully apply to medical school. The program is an intenstive year-long, face-to-face, cohort based, and offered at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) in Ashburn, VA.

With the increasing need to both innovate and protect public health—by bringing new medical products to patients while ensuring their quality, safety and efficacy—Regulatory Affairs professionals are in high-demand. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers two degrees in Regulatory Affairs: an online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS), and a Graduate Certificate, both available online

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