Many of our residents enjoy community service, and our residency program seeks to foster and support these activities. While individual residents may also perform their own service, here are some activities available to our residents:
Miriam's Kitchen is a soup kitchen (located two blocks from GW Hospital) where residents can volunteer and our program can help arrange this for them during their ambulatory week. Volunteers act as sous chefs in the kitchen to prepare a full, warm dinner and then serve guests on the food line.
Through the Rodham Institute, residents can complete research electives or work on community service-orineted projects, including the annual Health Education Leadership Program to foster youth interest in STEM-H (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Health) careers, and a community health fair at Barry Farms in Ward 8 (Anacostia neighborhood).
Charity 5K runs
Some local runs in which our residents and faculty participate include the HEEL to HEAL 5K to raise money for the HEALing clinic, Walk to End HIV 5K to raise money for Whitman-Walker Health, and the Scope It Out 5K to raise colon cancer awareness.
Since 2004, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences has partnered with Project Medishare, a nonprofit organization that provides healthcare in central Haiti. Twice per year, GW sends a team of providers including physicians, residents, medical students, public health, physician assistant and nursing students, to provide care for one week in the very resource-poor setting of Haiti’s central plateau, an area largely lacking public health infrastructure.