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Visiting D.C. - Vascular Surgery at MedStar Washington

The nation's capital is an exciting and unique place to live and work. Situated midway along the eastern seaboard of the United States, south of Maryland and north of Virginia, the District of Columbia offers a wide variety of activities to appeal to all types of enthusiasts. From the unparalleled exhibits at the Smithsonian museums to the international culture and cuisine of Adams Morgan, the city has recreational opportunities for individuals and families. Below is a list of resources and guides that may be helpful as you explore the city or plan your move to the area.

All interviews, for both the residencies and fellowships, will take place at:
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

You can learn more about visiting the hospital by visiting: Hospital Maps and Directions

Airports
Washington, D.C., airports include:

  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Getting to the Hospital Center
The Hospital Center is closest to Reagan National Airport, but you can also fly into Dulles or Baltimore Washington International Airport. Travel options to the hotels are as follows:

Metro
If you are flying into Reagan National, you can take the Metro into Washington, D.C. You can take the Yellow line towards Mt. Vernon Square/Fort Totten, switch to the Red line at Gallery Place/Chinatown and take this line towards Shady Grove. You will then get off at the Dupont Circle Metro station. This ride should take approximately 30 minutes and cost less than $3. The recommended hotels are all Metro-accessible and near the Dupont Metro stop. You can learn more about Metro by visiting its website at www.wmata.org.

Super Shuttle
Super Shuttle transportation is available from all three airports. It can be reached via its website at www.supershuttle.com, or by phone at 800-BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826). Fares range from $14-$37 each way, depending on the distance from the airport you use to your hotel.

Taxis
Taxis usually line up around the ground transportation and baggage exits. Rates can vary but typically run from $30-$90 each way, depending on which airport you are using.

Hotel
All recommended hotels are located in the Dupont Circle area. If you prefer, you may want to find a hotel closer to the Hospital Center, which may be less expensive.

Topaz Hotel
202-393-3000; www.topazhotel.com
The cost is approximately $200/night plus tax. Please mention that you are with the Hospital Center, as we get a global business discount. If you are having any issues with the discount, please contact Brianna Armbuster.

The Rouge and Helix hotels (listed below) are a part of the same group as the Topaz, and should offer the same discount.

Hotel Helix
1430 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
800-706-1202; www.hotelhelix.com

Hotel Rouge
1315 16th Street, NW
800-738-1202; www.rougehotel.com

Doubletree Hotel
1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
866-539-0036
The cost is approximately $250/night plus tax on www.hotels.com

Hilton Washington
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW
866-539-0036
The cost is approximately $250/night plus tax on www.hotels.com

Resources
Visitor Information for touring DC
DC Dining Guide
Cultural Tourism DC
Washington DC Resident Resource Center

Transportation
Metro
Amtrak
Greyhound
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport
Baltimore/Washington International Airport