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Med School of the Week: George Washington

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Tanya, Dec 14, 1999.

  1. Tanya

    Tanya Senior Member

    Sep 9, 1999
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    Are many people here interested in Primary Care? Which schools seem to have the best primary care programs? There was a thread started earlier where people were considering MD/MPH, was GW among the schools people are considering for the combined program?

    Did anyone apply to this school? What do people think about schools in the DC area? I?m looking to get some feedback about which schools people are most interested in and why.

    George Washington University
    School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Washington, D.C. http://www.gwumc.edu/edu/admis/

    mean undergraduate GPA 3.53
    Applicants: 9,911 Total; 52 D.C.; 9,859 Out-of-State
    Interviewed: 1,121 Total; 20 D.C.; 1,101 Out-of-State
    Entering Class: 152 Total; 11 In State; 141 Out-of-State
    (Source: AAMC Data Warehouse 1998-199 class)

    AMCAS application deadline 10/1

    Curriculum: Structure is called Practice of Medicine (POM) and was instituted in 1993. It integrates the principles of medical education-a strong foundation of the basic and clinical sciences-thorough out the 4 years. In first and second years, students work with a practicing clinician and learn the skills of clinical assessment in a classroom setting on alternating weeks. Clinical clerkships being in the third year. Both MD-MPH and MD-PhD dual degree programs are offered.
    (Source: AAMC Medical School Admission Requirements, U.S. and Canada 2000-2001 ed)

    Past Medical Schools of the Week:
    Columbia (11/20): http://www.studentdoctor.net/bbs/Forum1/HTML/000256.html
    U Penn: http (11/29): http://www.studentdoctor.net/bbs/Forum1/HTML/000265.html
    Case Western (12/06): http://www.studentdoctor.net/bbs/Forum1/HTML/000270.html

    Class of '05 at ????
    "Just like moons and like suns,
    With the certainty of tides,
    Just like hopes springing high,
    Still I'll rise" -Maya Angelou "Still I Rise"

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  3. SCRU

    SCRU Junior Member

    Nov 7, 1999
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    You've already hit the nail on its head. If you're interested in primary care, you should look at Case Western Reserve (a school you've already profiled).

    Probably the best primary care and clinical program in the nation.

    Significant clinical exposure during your first year (you are assigned a maternity or geriatric patient and follow them for over a year...your choice). Primary Care Track...read about this on their web page. Afternoons entirely off for electives (you can take undergrad classes or design your own class). And a P/F grading system.

    I can't see any school that can top the curriculum Case has.

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  4. Tanya

    Tanya Senior Member

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