December 2019

Photo of Huda Ayas
December 19, 2019

Dear friends and colleagues,  

Season’s greetings and happy new year from the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP)! As we begin a new year, we invite you to join us as we reflect on several of our major accomplishments of 2019 and exciting initiatives we are looking forward to in the coming year.   

Jesse Pines standing with members of IMP holding an appreciation plaque
December 19, 2019

This year the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) had a number of staff changes with the departure of two long-term staff members and the introduction of several new members of our team.   

SMHS student and group of staff members from Stellenbosch University stand smiling
December 19, 2019

This year, the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) marks 25 years of service in both Washington, D.C., and abroad, linking GW’s medical programs with the international medical community.

Large group of people in white coats and scrubs
December 19, 2019

The George Washington University (GW) Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) continued to lead initiatives in medical education and advising as part of its overall mission of building the capacity of other countries and sharing the latest advances in medicine and health care. We invite you to learn more about our work this year in the following sections, including recent projects in Amman, Jordan, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Man standing in front of chalk board
December 19, 2019

The Global Health Spring Break Programs introduce current George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) students to the importance of global health training for healthcare professionals. During the 2020 MSI spring break, weeklong programs in Oaxaca, Mexico, and rural Uganda will provide students with an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of global health, especially as it relates to social determinants of health, cooperative action and sustainable practices of health care delivery in low-resource settings, and an awareness of cultural and ethical issues in working with underserved populations. 

December 19, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Fernando Vidal-Vanaclocha, MD, PhD, research professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been appointed to serve as IMP’s new research director.