“This has definitely been an exceptional experience; the GW Hospital and staff were nothing short of wonderful”
The recent news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a concern. As a medical institution, we want to reassure our internationally diverse community of students, residents and faculty, that GW is taking the situation very seriously and has plans and procedures in place in case of an emergency. We are closely monitoring the situation in Africa and we are also in regular contact with local and federal agencies. For further information regarding the current situation and recommendations the following websites are available for review.
This June, the Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) launched the Summer Medical and Research Enrichment Program, which welcomed 13 international medical students from Saudi Arabia to GW’s campus.
Joshua Cohen, M.D., vividly recalls a 2005 trip to Amman, Jordan, where he was teaching a multi-day Continuing Medical Education (CME) course on behalf of the Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) at GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS).
Tim McCaffrey, Ph.D., is accustomed to working with research fellows from the United States who have funding for just three-month stints in his lab.
The ICEP Scholarship will be offered to outstanding GW 4th year medical students who wish to gain medical experiences abroad. There will be 10 scholarships available in the amount of $2,500 per student who applies and qualifies for academic year 2014-2015.
This year marks an exciting milestone for the GW Office of International Medicine Programs at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) – we are celebrating our 20th anniversary! Founded in 1994, our growth and success has been nothing short of astonishing. As a pioneer in international medical education and research, IMP has developed, coordinated, and completed over 125 projects, touching the lives of healthcare professionals, students, and patients around the globe.
GW’s Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) began its International Clinical Electives Program (ICEP) in 1997 in order to expose GW SMHS students to medical systems outside of the United States.