Teaching the Scientists and Physicians of Tomorrow… Today
The Department of Medicine is known for its excellent residency program in Internal Medicine as well as the sub-specialty training available in its divisions. The Residency Training Program is the premier educational component of the department and has more than 100 residents involved in its categorical, preliminary and Med-Peds programs. The program offers superb clinical training both in an academic setting as well at five associated hospitals within the D.C. metro area. The educational mission of the department continues to be to train exceptional healers and future leaders in academic medicine.
The success of our education and clinical care missions are in large part due to our large and varied patient population. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital serves as a tertiary referral setting for intriguing and often unique patient populations. Our goal has been, and continues to be, to provide a program dedicated to excellent teaching while providing the highest standards of clinical care. An added benefit of our education program is the opportunity to provide a significant portion of the clinical teaching for students enrolled in Georgetown University School of Medicine, one of the premier medical schools in the United States.
A notable strength of our education program is its close alliance with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Residents, fellows and faculty members can interact on a daily basis with colleagues at the NIH, thus providing an educational opportunity not readily available at most institutions.