Awards, Ceremonies, and Events


The School of Medicine and Health Sciences presents several awards throughout the course of the year to honor outstanding students, residents, and faculty members for their academic achievements, excellence in teaching, research efforts, or service to others.  

See awards presented at graduation and throughout the year.

Awards Presented at Graduation

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Gold Humanism Honors Society

People presenting research posters at Research Day

Research Day

Undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students have the opportunity to showcase their work and compete for prize money at the Annual Research Days. This event is dedicated to highlighting the breadth of research, creative scholarship, and cultural discovery on issues of major disciplinary, multidisciplinary, and global significance being done at GW by students and postdoctoral researchers.

Learn more about Research Day

Students holding match day letters and smiling

Match Day

Match Day is a very special event here at SMHS, where its fourth-year medical students are “matched” for residency at a ceremony on campus.

Find out where our medical students matched in 2023

Faculty member putting a white coat on a student

White Coat and Honor Code Ceremonies

The annual White Coat Ceremony welcomes first-year medical students into the George Washington University SMHS community. During the ceremony, students are presented their white coats, recite an oath and sign the Honor Code pledge.

All friends and family members are invited to attend this memorable event, which is sponsored by the GW Medical Alumni Association and the White Coat Initiative.

Stay tuned for information on the next White Coat Ceremony.

For directions and parking to Lisner Auditorium, please visit the Lisner Auditorium website.

For hotel suggestions, please refer to the George Washington University Lodging and Dining website.

For further information, please contact:

Valerie Espinoza

Executive Coordinator for Student Affairs