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Scott Baumgartner

Scott Baumgartner works with patient

Scott Baumgartner

Class of 2020

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he studied Spanish and French and minored in Systems Engineering. He then completed both a bachelors degree and masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska. Scott served as a physician assistant for the U.S. Army for twelve years, to include deployment to both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as local work at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. A non-traditional medical student, Scott brings a wealth of knowledge and diversity to the student body at GW as both an experienced clinical provider and military veteran. 

"I chose GW because I sought a program that values personal and professional growth as much as it does academic development. [The curriculum] is built upon a commitment to developing a physician who not only understands the science of medicine, but who is also committed to professionalism, social conscience, and humanism. Whether in or outside of the classroom, GW is filled with opportunities for growth. 

As a former Army officer and non-traditional student, I also value diversity, collaboration, and teamwork. My class is undoubtedly rich in background, life experience, and beliefs. This coupled with our dedication to each other’s success helps us each grow. I also sought a faculty that was truly committed to its students. The feeling that they want nothing but my success is palpable. "