Medical Research Fellowship Program

Medical Research Fellowship Program group photo


Offered by the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), the Medical Research Fellowship Program provides international medical graduates with the skills necessary to enhance their research careers and pursue graduate medical education in the United States. Medical, basic sciences, and public health research is available in, but not limited to, the following  specialties: anesthesiology, emergency medicine, general surgery, gastroenterology, genomic medicine, healthcare leadership, health systems and operations, hematology, internal medicine and its subspecialties, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, pathology, pediatrics, pharmacology, psychiatry, and urology. Since we first launched our program in 2012, 86% of our research fellows have matched to residency positions in the United States immediately after completion of the program. 


The Medical Research Fellowship Program is 12 months and serves as an enhancement to the foreign medical graduate who is planning to apply to residency training programs in the United States. Its goals are to expose the research fellow to the US medical system and practice, provide him/her with the research skills and activities that may lead to publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals or abstracts, offer one-on-one mentorship and career guidance, and promote his/her personal and leadership skills through the workshops aimed at meeting the unique needs of foreign medical graduates.


  1. Review the Application Checklist 
  2. Submit one PDF containing all required documents in order as specified in the Application Checklist to the Office of International Medicine Programs (