Primary Care Clinical Experiences

The District of Columbia Area Health Education Center (AHEC) hosted by the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center will be offering clinical experiences for the following cohorts from the Primary Care Mentorship and pipeline programs in 2018: 

Primary Care Experience

  • Gateway Education Program (GEP): a summer internship opportunity for high school students, who would traditionally identify as underrepresented in medicine to explore health careers.
  • Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES): a 6-week program for 8 undergraduate students who are rising juniors and seniors interested in pursuing medical studies. Program participants are traditionally students that identify as first-generation college students, from underrepresented backgrounds in health professions.
  • Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP): founded in 2004 and serving over 1,400 primarily first-generation college students, the GSP provides programmatic support and ensures that students can access resources and networks of support they need to thrive at Georgetown.
  • Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS): a one year, non-degree, post-baccalaureate program providing opportunities for disadvantaged students. Since its inception in 1977, graduates of the GEMS program have matriculated into GUSOM, as well as other schools of medicine.
  • Students/Staff Helping Aspiring Students Excel (SHAPE): a mentorship program created by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to encourage students from underrepresented groups to pursue medical careers, and connects Georgetown undergraduates with mentors from the Council on Diversity Affairs.


GUSOM and NHS Students choosing AHEC Clinical Sites will be asked to complete an application for the following opportunities

1. AHEC Clerkship Primary Care Scholar Award: $1,000

  • Clinical experience in Primary Care on 3rd year rotations in Family Medicine, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at underserved partner sites

2. NHS Primary Care Scholar Award: $1,000

  • Clinical experience at underserved partner sites


AHEC Clinical Sites will include:

Are you interested in clinical shadowing, Ambulatory Care or Clerkship experiences in our DC AHEC PCCE Program? Please contact our Project Coordinator at