With the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of our global communities, the Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) offers a wealth of education and training programs. This office supports student organizations focused on global health issues, such as the GW Students for Haiti. GW M.D. students also have the opportunity to travel and work in a global setting throughout their medical education years.
During the summer between their first and second year, students are able to, whether part of the Global Health Track or not, to pursue international internship projects through IMP. There are scholarship opportunities available through the Office of Student Opportunities to help students to offset the cost of their travel abroad. Students can also take advantage of experiencing a rotation through a foreign medical system or to engage on a medical or surgical mission abroad by pursuing an International Clinical Elective in their fourth year of study. IMP has opportunities in countries such as Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Ghana, Haiti, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, St. Lucia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam to name a few.