Medical Student Education Division


The Division of Medical Student Education in the Department of Family Medicine has responsibility for undergraduate medical education in family medicine and community, preventive, and evidence based medicine.  The Division administers these required courses: Patients, Populations & Policy, Doctoring Selectives, Community-based learning, Ambulatory Care, Evidence Based Medicine, Family Medicine Clerkship, Acting Internship and various Electives.  For more detailed information about each of the Division’s undergraduate courses, please see the Medical Student Education Course List.


The mission of the Medical Student Education Division is to train the next generation of physicians through innovation and leadership in medical education while promoting the principles of Family Medicine. The Medical Student Education Division is committed to making significant contributions to medical students in all four years of training through its required courses, electives, and research. It fulfills this mission by:

  • being a focus for community-oriented teaching, research, and service;
  • working with the Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Office of the Dean to help integrate courses across disciplines and longitudinally throughout the four years;
  • being a source of expertise in student evaluation, simulated patient instruction, competency-based training, evidence-based medicine, community-oriented primary care, cultural competency, preventive medicine, physician well-being, health equity, primary care health policy, and population health;
  • being a force for academic-community partnerships between Georgetown University Medical Center and underserved communities in the District of Columbia and across the nation;
  • working with AHEC to link medical student training with community health centers; and
  • offering faculty development to community clinicians.