Save the Date: Match Day 2024

"GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences - Bicentennial 1824 - 2024"

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW,
Washington, DC 20052

Medical students at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) will join together on March 15 to simultaneously receive and open letters revealing where they’ll spend the next several years of their residency training.

Join us for GW's Match Day festivities at:

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW,
Washington, DC 20052

Kevin O'Connor

This year’s Match Day program will be particularly distinctive as part of the GW SMHS bicentennial. Match Day students will have the pleasure of hearing from our special guest, Kevin O’Connor, DO, FAAFP.

Dr. O’Connor serves as the Physician to the President of the United States, and at GW, he is associate professor of health, human function and rehabilitation sciences with a secondary appointment in medicine.

Doors open at 9:30 AM at Lisner Auditorium, and the MD the Class of 2024 should arrive before 10:30 AM to receive their envelopes, envelope openers (gift from GW Medical Alumni), and “I matched at” signs. The program will begin soon after, culminating with the opening of the envelopes!

This event will be live streamed on YouTube. Watch the Live Event!

#GWMatch and #Match2024


About Dr. Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O’Connor, DO, FAAFP, serves as the 16th Physician to the President of the United States. At the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he serves as associate professor of health, human function and rehabilitation sciences, with a secondary appointment in medicine.  

As Physician to the President, O’Connor leads the White House Medical Unit, a team of approximately 60 health care professionals from all across the uniformed services. Previously, O’Connor served as Physician to the Vice President during President Biden’s tenure as VP, starting in 2009, and as a White House Physician beginning in 2006, during the George W. Bush administration. O’Connor served 22 years active duty in the United States Army, including tours of duty with the 82nd Airborne Division, 75th Ranger Regiment, and United States Army Special Operations Command. He was a recipient of the Combat Medical Badge. In 2010, he was designated Master Flight Surgeon.

Dr. O’Connor retired from military service at the rank of colonel. He has earned more than 30 commendations during his military career, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star, with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, with Oak Leaf Cluster; the Joint Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

Among his professional activities, O’Connor serves as a charter member of the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, a working group of The Department of Defense Joint Trauma System tasked with developing best practices for casualty care from point of wounding to definitive medical treatment facility. He also serves as the Medical Director of the GW SMHS Governor’s Health Sciences Academy at Alexandria City High School, a workforce development partnership with Alexandria City Public Schools, designed to address the critical shortage of skilled health care workers.

He is widely published in variety of academic journals, with most work focusing on what is referred to as “point of wounding” care, or “care under fire.”

O’Connor is a fellow of American Academy of Family Physicians; a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, and a diplomate of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. He also has been named as a “Top Doctor” by Washingtonian Magazine.

He earned a Bachelor of Science from St. Bonaventure University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. O’Connor completed a residency in family medicine and served as chief resident at The Mountainside Hospital, in Montclair, New Jersey, where he met his wife of 28 years, Chris. Together, they have raised three wonderful girls.