Georgetown University (GU)
Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.
Georgetown University was established in 1789. Today, the university comprises Georgetown University main campus, Georgetown University Medical Center, and Georgetown University Law Center. Faculty and staff of Georgetown University Medical Center represent not just GUMC, but Georgetown University as a whole, and its values and mission. Learn more about Georgetown University.
Georgetown Vet Ally
The mission of the VET Ally program is to provide military-connected students with a welcoming and supportive environment in which they can pursue their academic, personal, and professional goals. In order to create this environment, awareness is required so that members of Georgetown’s community who are not directly connected to the military can create a supportive campus. The VET Ally Program provides our campus with a visible network of knowledgeable supporters of service members, veterans, and military families. The Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs at GUMC is a supporter of the Georgetown Vet Ally program. To speak to us more about this, please contact us.
Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC)
Georgetown University Medical Center is committed to excellence in research, education and the improvement of human health and well-being. Emphasizing service, we are dedicated to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis — "care of the whole person."
There are four sectors within GUMC:
- School of Medicine (SoM)
- School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS)
- Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC)
- Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO)
You can also learn more on the main GUMC website.
Culture of Respect
Georgetown University Medical Center is an institution rooted in the Catholic, Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, care of the whole person. As such, GUMC is committed to creating and sustaining an educational environment that fosters the values and virtues of mutual respect, trust, honesty, collegiality, compassion, and accountability. You can find more information on the School of Medicine Culture of Respect website.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Georgetown University School of Medicine cultivates a culture of inclusiveness to ensure they prepare compassionate and respectful physicians who are ready to serve diverse populations. As a part of your onboarding, you are also required to take a diversity and inclusion online training that will be prompted in the Georgetown Management System with your other onboarding tasks.
The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) also recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion, and is a resource for all Georgetown University faculty and staff. The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action is to promote a deep understanding and appreciation among the diverse members of the University community to result in justice and equality in educational, employment and contracting opportunities, as well as to lead efforts to create an inclusive academic and work environment. The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action supports the University’s mission.
In the policies section of this website contains important policies and codes that all faculty, staff, and AAPs should review on a regular basis.
On June 30, 2000, Georgetown University and MedStar Health finalized a clinical partnership agreement under which MedStar owns, operates, and has financial responsibility for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, a faculty practice group, and a network of community physician practices. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital also has responsibility for continuing medical education (CME) and graduate medical education (i.e., the education of residents, interns, and fellows).
Georgetown University continues to own, operate, and have financial responsibility for undergraduate medical education and research—including the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing & Health Studies, and the medical research enterprise. These units continue to be known collectively as Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).
Under the clinical partnership agreement, non-university employed appointments fall under MedStar employment. An enhanced clinical partnership agreement between Medstar and GUMC was finalized in June 2017.