The SMHS Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

As a leader in embracing diversity, the staff of the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion works from the paradigm that academic excellence and diversity are inextricably linked. We believe that diversity benefits all members of the academic enterprise. As such, the efforts and initiatives of the SMHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion are focused on promoting a positive institutional culture and climate, and creating a community of excellence where all are welcomed.

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Outreach Programs

The DC Health and Academic Prep Program (DC HAPP)

DC Health and Academic Prep Program (DC HAPP) is a four-week pre-college matriculation program coordinated by the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion for Washington, D.C. rising high school seniors who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a health career.

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Mentored Experience to Expand Opportunities in Research (METEOR) Program

The METEOR program is available as a competitive fellowship opportunity, to serve as an incentive for highly qualified underrepresented-in-medicine (URM) students who are interested in an academic research career to enroll in and successfully matriculate through GW’s M.D. program.

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Summer Prematriculation Program

GW SMHS offers a four-week program for incoming medical students invited by the Committee on Admissions. This program is for underrepresented or disadvantaged students that the Committee believes would best benefit from this program to help develop skills needed to successfully begin and progress through our medical school curriculum. 

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