Access to World-Class Clinical Sites

Washington D.C., provides students access to world-class clinical sites, with proximity to leading health care institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Children's National Medical Center. In addition, students are provided healthcare policy experiences through residencies or assignments with national professional organizations headquartered in Washington D.C. and through events held on Capitol Hill. 

The city is also the center for national health care research and policy development. Countless community-based clinics serving underserved populations are located in the area. Through strong relationships with area preceptors, students are provided with opportunities that match their learning or research needs.

Students are matched with preceptors and sites that will meet their clinical or research needs. Students are exposed to a variety of populations to include the underserved, which are provided care in numerous community-based clinics. 

There are diverse learning opportunities for experiential learning at civilian and military medical centers and community hospitals, community and school-based clinics, local non-profit public clinics, private and specialty practices, long-term facilities, research institutions, Capitol Hill as well as many professional organizations.