Medical Research Fellowship Program


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, 93% of our research fellows have matched to residency positions in the United States and Canada. 


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 fellow to the American medical system and practice, provide the fellow 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.


Please submit all required documents in one PDF document to Use the program name to which you are applying as the heading in the subject of the email. Applications cannot be processed until all required documents are submitted. For further information regarding the application process, please see the following: