About the Medical Center
As one of approximately 140 academic health and science centers in the United States, Georgetown University Medical Center seeks to provide, in a synergistic fashion, excellence in education — training physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, as well as biomedical scientists — and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research collaboration, enhancing our basic science and translational biomedical research capacity in order to improve human health. We have identified several areas of focus for our research.
Emphasizing service, we are dedicated to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis — “care of the whole person.” Our partnerships with organizations in the region strengthen our work and expand its reach.
Education and Research at GUMC
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Guided by the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, Georgetown University School of Medicine educates a diverse student body, in an integrated way, to become knowledgeable, ethical, skillful and compassionate physicians and biomedical scientists dedicated to the care of others and health needs of our society.
Georgetown University School of Nursing
Georgetown University School of Nursing builds on a 120-year tradition of educational excellence at the professional, advanced practice, and doctoral levels that is infused by our Jesuit values, while raising the school’s profile in research and scholarship.
Georgetown University School of Health
Georgetown University School of Health provides a home for scholars and students to work collaboratively across disciplines and across the university to address human health and well-being from various perspectives, with a focus on creating a more equitable, evidence-driven and values-based health care system.
Biomedical Research and Graduate Education
Biomedical research at Georgetown University Medical Center fosters cutting-edge interdisciplinary collaboration and enhances non-cancer basic science and translational research. Biomedical Graduate Education offers 33 certificate and degree-granting programs to graduate-level students.
Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown Lombardi seeks to prevent, treat and cure cancers by linking scientific discovery, expert and compassionate patient care, quality education and partnership with the community — guided by the principle of cura personalis.
Our Clinical and Research Partners
Georgetown University and MedStar Health enjoy a clinical and academic partnership first established in 2000. The MedStar Health System is a 10-hospital network, including MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and a very large and diverse ambulatory network. MedStar Health also is responsible for continuing medical education and graduate medical education (the education of residents, interns and fellows).
We maintain research partnerships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory for an NIH funded Clinical Translational Science Award, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for a biotechnology master’s program and research, and Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.
John Theurer Cancer Center
John Theurer Cancer Center/Hackensack Meridian Health in Bergen County, New Jersey, is part of a National Cancer Institute-recognized consortium with Georgetown Lombardi.
Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science
GHUCCTS is a multi-institutional consortium of medical research institutions forged from a desire to promote clinical research and translational science. Consortium members are: Georgetown University, Howard University, MedStar Health Research Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center.