MedStar Health hospitals, collectively, have one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training 1,100 medical residents annually and offering training in nearly 100 specialty and sub-specialty programs. MedStar is also the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University. Approximately 25 percent of Georgetown's graduating class is matched into MedStar residency and fellowships.
At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital chaplains play an essential role in providing for the spiritual and emotional support of a widely diverse population of patients, families and staff from all religions and cultures. The Department of Mission and Pastoral Care works as an integrated part of interdisciplinary care throughout the hospital. We approach our care in the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, or ‘care of the whole person’. Care at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is also directed by The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The International Observership Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital combines our renowned medical excellence and international influence to help us strengthen global health care by educating future generations of physicians from around the world.
As part of a comprehensive interdisciplinary team serving both inpatients and outpatients, our goal is to provide a structured and well-rounded experience for our OT students.
The student physical therapy program allows for the opportunity to evaluate and treat patients in a fast-paced hospital setting and for students to progress to independence in patient care and to work with other rehabilitation specialists.
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital offers internships to Therapeutic Recreation students who are looking for clinical experience in an inpatient rehabilitation setting.
MedStar NRH offers social work students a one-year training experience at a premier inpatient rehabilitation hospital where they are fully integrated into the program and can take on leadership roles.
The Speech Language Pathology Service is among the largest services in the DC metropolitan area and offers excellent student supervision and mentorship opportunities for their training in helping patients with communication or swallowing impairments.