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MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, DC

Beach Run

Kirsten Hawkins,MD

Program Director

Janice Thompson

Program Coordinator

  • Level 4 NICU with cooling and ECMO

  • One of the nation's largest solid organ transplant centers

  • Pediatric, Adolescent and Young adult, Hematology/Oncology Center in a NCI Cancer Institute

  • Community Pediatrics Division with mobile van and high school based health centers

  • Rotations at primary academic medical center as well as at free standing Children's Hospitals and Community Hospitals

  • Integrated Behavioral Health Clinic embedded in Continuity Clinic

  • Ethnically diverse city, hospital, and residency program 11 categorical and 4 Med- Pediatric Residents/ year

  • NICU and Community Pediatrics Fellowships

  • Five longitudinal tracks: Community Pediatrics and Advocacy, Global Health, Medical Education, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, and Research


Washington, DC / 7001K residents making it the 20th largest city in the US, Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It's also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center. There are amazing and diverse restaurants, great music venues, and great sporting opportunities such as major league baseball, NFL Hocky, NBA and WBNA basketball teams, Pro women's and men's soccer teams, an NFL team amongst other sports. There is easy access to airports and great day trips to the mountains, beach and vineyards. Easy access by train to other local cities including New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

  • 13 blocks per year

  • Academic Half day on Tuesday afternoons

  • Monthly Patient Safety and Event Conference

  • Monthly Ethics Rounds

  • Mock Codes and Skills and Drills

  • Simulation Center

  • OSCE - Virtual

  • Ethnically diverse city, hospital, and residency program

  • MedStar Health Academic Affairs Working Group for Racial Justice

  • Proactively address resident/fellow/teaching faculty well-being, specifically as it pertains to racial discrimination.

  • Provide ongoing recognition of, and support for the needs of our academic community, including prompt communications, as part of the critical national conversation regarding racial inequities.

  • Improve the recruitment, selection and retention of Black and URM residents/fellows/teaching faculty for our GME programs by identifying and attenuating barriers and providing enhanced support and development.

  • Evaluate the curriculum to dismantle elements of systemic racism through curricular changes and interventions.

  • Incorporate race and ethnicity education, including implicit bias and racial equity, into the GME curriculum and faculty development.

  • Foster longitudinal discussions geared toward reconciliation about race and racism.

  • Create a diverse and inclusive community and clinical learning environment, including GME policies and procedures.

  • Facilitate efforts of our academic community to make a positive and sustainable impact on health disparities in the communities that we serve.

  • Partner with Georgetown School of Medicine to assure integration of these efforts across the continuum of education.

  • Provide transparency and accountability regarding these objectives.

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