Contact Us

Please send all inquiries to:

Surgery Residency Program
ATTN: Residency Coordinator

2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 6B
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: 202-741-3157
Email: rpakan@mfa.gwu.edu

About D.C.

The decisions that will shape 21st-century American medicine are being made right here, right now in Washington, D.C. Owing to both location and reputation, The George Washington University is a valuable contributor to the debate and deliberations that frame those decisions.

The George Washington University shares its Foggy Bottom neighborhood with the World Health Organization, the Department of State, and the World Bank. The White House is just seven blocks away.  The School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty members and students testify at Congressional hearings and advise agencies that make health care policy decisions, serve as White House Fellows, and provide medical care to the nation's leaders and foreign dignitaries. Residents may take advantage of research opportunities at The George Washington University as well as at the nearby National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, and the Food and Drug Administration. Washington, DC is also host to many national, regional, and local medical meetings. House staff members are afforded the opportunity to attend these meetings when time and space permits.

The Washington metropolitan area is outstanding in clinical services, research, graduate training and continuing medical education. The area's many public and private medical institutions provide a stimulating and productive environment for students and medical professionals, with many opportunities both for graduate and postgraduate training and for professional advancement. The area has strong population growth, growth that is expected to continue well into the future, and the demand for medical attention and services will grow accordingly.

Washington is a lively and exciting place to live and work, with a wealth of educational and entertainment opportunities. Residents and faculty alike enjoy the vast cultural offerings of our neighbors, which include the Kennedy Center, dozens of major museums and monuments on the Mall, the National Theater, Warner Theater, Arena Stage, and Wolftrap, the National Performance Park. Less known but equally enjoyable are the hundreds of acres of urban parks that make Washington number one in the nation in terms of park land per person.

Political and governmental activities that make national and international news occur daily in this city of 69 square miles. In addition to the Smithsonian Institution's 17 free museums, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the recreational opportunities of the Potomac River and the C&O Canal, Washington has more park land per person than any other city in the country. The Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the Atlantic Ocean beaches to the east, both only hours away by car are just two of the many natural wonders and open-air recreational activities regularly enjoyed by area residents.

The Foggy Bottom Metrorail stop is right at the steps of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). Metrorail and Metrobus lines connect the campus to other parts of the city and suburbs. Kennedy Center, National Airport, the National Zoo, historic Union Station, and the National Institutes of Health are all just minutes away.

Affordable housing can be found in the Washington suburbs, with a commuting time of ten minutes via the Metrorail system. The SMHS and the University's housing offices will gladly help you find appropriate accommodations in nearby neighborhoods in the District, Maryland, or Northern Virginia.