Issue: 127

August | 2023

Leaders Offer Perspective as Preparation for the Medical Education Journey to Come

Photo: GW SMHS MD Program Class of 2027

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences welcomed the MD Program Class of 2027 during the 25th Annual White Coat and Honor Code Ceremony at Lisner Auditorium on Aug. 5. Jeffrey Berger, MD, MBA, Dr. Seymour Alpert Chair in Anesthesiology, presented this year’s keynote address to the incoming class.

GW SMHS and MFA Launch New

Strategic Plan and Website for the Academic Medical Enterprise

The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences and The GW Medical Faculty Associates launched a new STRATEGIC PLAN and updated MISSION AND VISION to guide the academic medical enterprise into the future. As discussed during recent Town Hall meetings, this Strategic Plan establishes 12 goals embedded across four thematic pillar areas: Education, Research, Clinical Care, and Population Health and Health Equity. 

Photo of a campus scene with Strategic Plan headline on it
Photo, Stephanie Sharps

Stephanie Sharps, MD, Named Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for GW’s Regional Medical Campus

DC HAPP Students 2023

DC High School Rising Seniors Get Hands-on Exposure to Health Care Through DC HAPP

Photo, Children’s National CEO

Michelle Riley-Brown, MHA, Takes the Helm as President and CEO of Children’s National

Photo, Pritha Ghosh, MD, in clinic space

Pritha Ghosh, MD, to

Serve as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the

MD Program

Human Blood Fluke

GW SMHS Researchers Develop Model Organism to Better Study Neglected Tropical Diseases

Photo, Steven Davis, MD, over GW SMHS logo

Steven Davis, MD, to

Serve as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for the

MD Program

Spotlight: Faculty in the Media | Sawali Sudarshan, MD, PhD

“Research shows that a diverse, representative health care workforce substantially improves the quality of communication, comfort level, and trust in patient-practitioner relationships and enhances health outcomes for patients who seek care from physicians with similar or shared backgrounds.”

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies Sawali Sudarshan, MD, PhD, co-authored “Preserving Diversity in Health Care After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling,” with GW School of Nursing Associate Dean for Health Policy and Population Science Y. Tony Yang, ScD, LLM, MPH, in the July 21 edition of the British Medical Journal.

Aug. 21, noon–1 p.m.

Teaching Essential Series: Balancing Teaching, Research, and Service

Aug. 23, 8–9 a.m.

Management of Parathyroid Disease and Fluorescence Guided Surgery

Aug. 25, noon – 1 p.m.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Information Session

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