Clinical Sites

CORE CLINICAL SITES:

The George Washington University Hospital

The George Washington University Hospital is located in the heart of the District of Columbia and is easily accessible by public transportation. As such, we care for a wide variety of patients from all walks of life with complex medical problems. House officers spend the majority of their time at GWUH, including rotations on general internal medicine wards, subspecialty wards (cardiology, hematology/oncology, and pulmonology), our combined medical-surgical ICU, various inpatient subspecialty elective rotations, consultative medicine, and nightfloat.  Three chief residents are located on-site and coordinate all GW-based program activities.


   GW Medical Faculty Associates

GW Medical Faculty Associates is a non-profit physician group practice comprising the academic clinical faculty for The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The largest multi-specialty physician practice in Washington, DC, MFA's Ambulatory Care Center is the site of all residents’ continuity clinics, as well as many outpatient subspecialty rotations.

 


 Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC                                                    

All of our residents rotate at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA), where they care for veterans residing in the greater DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia area. The DC VA is a major referral center for surrounding VA facilities, and residents care for patients with acute and chronic medical problems at varying stages of presentation. Training at the VA includes general internal medicine wards, medical ICU, emergency medicine, and in- and outpatient elective subspecialty rotations.

Working alongside the VA site director are two GW chief residents who are located on-site at the VA to coordinate the educational experience. Clinical training is supplemented by morning report, daily lectures, grand rounds, and teaching attending rounds with dedicated hospitalist physicians.


 

 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center                               

In the second or third year, residents spend approximately one month training with the NIH’s National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where they gain exposure to a variety of rare immunologic and infectious diseases. Residents care for inpatients alongside world renowned physician-researchers and NIH fellows. Clinical training is supplemented by daily morning report focusing on both clinical and basic science topics. In addition, some residents choose to subsequently pursue research opportunities with physicians with whom they have worked at the NIH.



ELECTIVE CLINICAL SITES:

Bread for the City

Bread for the City is an FQHC Look-Alike that provides comprehensive services, including health and legal care to vulnerable residents of Washington, DC regardless of ability to pay. Residents in our Primary Care program care for patients at Bread for the City weekly throughout their ambulatory year.  It is also a second continuity clinic site for some residents in our Underserved Medicine & Public Health (UMPH) Concentration. GW’s medical school student-run free clinic is based at Bread for the city as well.


Whitman Walker Health

Whitman Walker Health is a full-service community health center that specializes in delivering healthcare to the LGBT community and to those affected by HIV/AIDS. WWH is a popular site for elective rotations, and is a second continuity clinic site for some residents in our Underserved Medicine & Public Health (UMPH) Concentration.

 


    Unity Health Care  

Unity is Washington, DC’s largest community health center (nearly 30 clinic sites) and is also the main provider of outpatient homeless health services. Several Unity sites serve as a second continuity clinic site for some residents in our Underserved Medicine & Public Health (UMPH) Concentration and is a popular site for the Community Health elective rotations.  Unity Upper Cardozo serves a largely Spanish-speaking Latino community, Unity Minnesota Avenue serves residents of Ward 7 (one of DC's poorest neighborhoods), and Unity Homeless Health provides healthcare in homeless shelters, on a mobile van, at a homeless respite site, and through walking outreach.

 

   Holy Cross Hospital Health Center

Holy Cross Hospital Health Center serves the uninsured of Montgomery County, Maryland, including a highly diverse immigrant population. HCHHC is a second continuity clinic site for some residents in our Underserved Medicine & Public Health (UMPH) Concentration and is a popular site for Community Health elective rotations.