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Dual-Degree MD/MPH Program Helps Students Link Patient Care to the Community

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2019 PT Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate on National Exam

For the 10th year, all of the graduates from the SMHS Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy successfully passed the National Physical Therapy Licensing Examination on their first attempt.

2019 PT Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate on National Exam
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Clara Bliss Hinds Society Supports Women at SMHS

The society is career and leadership development organization within SMHS aimed at enhancing the work environment for women and promoting equity in promotion, tenure, and recognition of women throughout the school.

Clara Bliss Hinds Society Supports Women at SMHS
October 02, 2011 Featured News

At first glance, the physician workforce in Washington, D.C. looks robust: about one licensed physician for every 60 residents. That’s far higher than the nationwide ratio of about one doctor for every 300 Americans.  

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October 02, 2011

WASHINGTON (October 3, 2011)—The Katzen Cancer Research Center is pleased to announce that Leo Schargorodski has joined the Center as its inaugural executive director. Previously, Mr.

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September 27, 2011 Featured News

Margaret Plack, P.T., Ed.D., interim senior associate dean for the Health Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), says her passion for education is attributable in part to her father, who loved the dictionary.

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September 22, 2011 Featured News

Saba Ghorab, a second year medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), remembers the day in January 2010 when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.

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September 20, 2011 Press Release

Numerous studies and clinical trials have demonstrated that the use of Automated External Defibrillation devices (AEDs) can dramatically increase the survival rate of someone who suffers “sudden cardiac arrest,” (SCA), especially in high-density public places, such as shopping malls, hotels,...

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September 19, 2011 Press Release

Richard Kovar, MD ‘80, was named 2012 Family Physician of the Year by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Faculty in the Media

Robert Shesser, MD, chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine
Robert Shesser, MD, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, spoke to NBC4 for a segment about carbon monoxide poisoning and pulmonary edema.
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James L. Griffith, MD, chair for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
James Griffith, MD, Leon M. Yochelson Chair and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, spoke to The Washington Post for an article on panic attacks. The story was also covered by SFGate.
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Kofi Essel, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics
Kofi Essel, MD '11, MPH '17, assistant professor of pediatrics, spoke to Today Online for an article about obesity and teaching physicians to have empathy for their patients.
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Publications News

M+ H Spring 2019 magazine with the story "full circle" cover

GW Medicine + Health

Medicine + Health is the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science’s flagship publication. This award-winning, biannual magazine showcases the research and clinical expertise of the SMHS faculty, who are working to overcome some of today’s most challenging and persistent health problems.

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Progress Reports

SMHS Progress Report is an award-winning publication offering an annual overview of the achievements of the faculty, students, residents, and alumni of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and its clinical partners — the GW Hospital, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, and Children’s National Health System — during the academic year.

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SMHS eNewsletter

SMHS eNewsletter is a monthly internal-audience featuring many of the top news and events taking place at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science each month.

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