Clinical and Research Experiences

2017/18 Cohort at US FDA

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