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Students at computers
July 23, 2014

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.
July 23, 2014

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.

Medical students abroad
July 16, 2014

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.


February 05, 2014

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.

Globe and stethoscope
February 05, 2014

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.

Vidal-Vanaclocha, M.D., Ph.D.
February 05, 2014

During its 20 year history, the Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has collaborated with more than 90 partners in more than 50 countries. In 2010, IMP signed a letter of agreement with CEU-San Pablo University School of Medicine (USP) in Madrid, Spain to offer clinical electives, summer internships, and special projects for SMHS and USP medical students. With the help of Vidal-Vanaclocha, M.D., Ph.D., professor of human histology and cell biology and vice dean for research and international affairs, the collaboration has proven to be valuable to both the SMHS and USP communities in encouraging mutual learning and exchange. Vidal-Vanaclocha worked with Huda Ayas, Ed.D. ’06, MBA ’98, M.H.S.A. ’93, associate dean of international medicine and executive director of the Office of International Medicine Programs to create a translational research rotation and internship program for SMHS students — the first of its kind to be offered internationally to GW students. Additionally, Vidal-Vanaclocha serves as a mentor to students in the SMHS global health track, providing general guidance as students pursue their academic and professional goals in global health.

Dr. Mohamad Alkadi with colleagues
December 13, 2013

VA Resident of the Year 2012-2013

Osama "Sam" Al-Natour
December 09, 2013

University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan