With expert didactic and practical preparation, GW graduates have a distinct advantage in securing positions and commanding competitive salaries. Our Health Sciences Programs challenge students while equipping them with a solid foundation that prepares them to become leaders. Practical experience is a cornerstone of our programs, with real-world practice complementing classroom and online learning.
Our programs are dynamic. We incorporate the most advanced theories and technologies into our curricula and readily adapt to the changing needs of our students, many of whom are juggling coursework and a myriad of other responsibilities and obligations.
On-Campus in the Nation's Capital
Our students have access to unparalleled resources. Our location, in the heart of the nation's capital, provides extraordinary opportunities. Health Sciences students at GW have access to some of the world's best clinical facilities, such as National Rehabilitation Hospital, Children's National Health System, and the DC Veterans Administration, right nearby, where they obtain real-world experience.
Students learn in state-of-the-art facilities, including the Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills (CLASS) Center. The Surgical Simulation and Demonstration areas enable our students to practice critical care skills and procedures on human patient simulators. The Standardized Patient Area is designed to teach and evaluate clinical skills, and help students hone their communication and interpersonal skills.
Our students and faculty are actively engaged in outreach to local communities and are involved with service projects and clinical training in some of the most vulnerable areas of our city–working with adolescents, elderly, disabled and immigrant populations who are often underserved.
Online Education at GW
The Health Sciences Programs ensure students seeking a comprehensive, quality education from GW have no geographic barriers to receiving a first-rate education. We have a long standing history of providing an education to our military serving overseas and have built a reputation for a rigorous academic curriculum delivered online.
Online education courses are taught by the same high-caliber experts that teach in the on-campus programs. The absence of face-to-face class time is replaced by thought-provoking interactions between the students and between the students and the instructors. Having time to reflect and apply the information in practice leads to highly enriched classroom discussions.
Faculty Awarded for Extraordinary Teaching
Two of the three winners of the 2014 Bender Teaching Award teach in the Health Sciences Programs. Ellen F. Goldman, Human & Organizational Learning, and Clinical Research & Leadership and Master Teacher Leadership Development Programs, and Jacqueline S. Barnett, Physician Assisstant Studies, received awards this year.