The program has partnered with a number of organizations in the DC region in which students may obtain clinical and/or research experiences in volunteer or paid positions, including:
|Regional Clinical and Research Partner Organizations and Institutions|
|GW Hospital||Loudoun County Combined Fire Rescue System||Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (Fairfax, VA)|
|Inova Hospital (Loudoun and Fairfax)||Loudoun Free Clinic||Virginia Center for Health and Wellness|
|GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences||Arlington Free Clinic||Office of Intramural Training & Education at the National Institutes of Health|
|GW Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research||Montgomery Hospice||GW Department of Emergency Medicine|
|Walter Reed National Military Medical Center||GW Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute||GW Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research (GW-CHIPR) Scholars Program|
|Children’s National Health System||National Association of Research Associate Professionals||Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation|
|GW Milken Institute School of Public Health
(MISPH) Exercise Science Laboratory on Virginia Science and Technology Campus
These opportunities are shared with students and updated on the Post-bac Pre-med Program Online Community in Blackboard. A linked shared Google document serves as a regularly updated repository for faculty in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences to describe potential research projects on which students may participate. Some past projects that Post-bac Pre-med Program students have participated in include:
- Effectiveness of hippotherapy for treatment of patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder through improvement in their sensory processing and equine movement.
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis and a specific nucleotide sequence that would potentially inhibit its growth.
- Validation of a standardized functional assessment tool for Medicare beneficiaries receiving care in post-acute care facilities.
- Study to determine how physical therapy intensity affects functional outcomes
- Study of behavioral health surveys and an investigation of second line of treatment for benzodiazepine-refractory status epileptics in a pediatric emergency room
- Systematic review of Narrative Medicine and its value in enhancing healthcare quality by improving the physician's understanding of the patient's experience