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: 


  • 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.

Are you a rising third year medical student interested in primary care? Are you interested in working in an underserved community with an underserved population? Consider applying for our clerkship scholar award. 

We would like to award a $1,000 stipend to students identifying underserved sites as their clerkship sites, with demonstrated interest in primary care. If you are interested in applying for the GUSOM 3rd Year Clerkship Primary Care Scholar Award, click HERE.

The application deadlines are on a rolling basis and are due 3 months before your 2018-2019 block rotation (July, August, September blocks, applications are due by July 15th).
The Clerkship Primary Care Scholar Award offers clinical experience in Primary Care on 3rd year rotations in Family Medicine, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at underserved AHEC partner sites.

Am I eligible for $1,000 stipend? Can I receive it more than once? Yes, if you rotate at one of the following sites and apply. 

Clerkship Rotation Eligible Site
Family Medicine
  1. Community of Hope: Marie Reed Health Center, 2250 Champlain St. NW 20009 & Conway Health Resourse Center, 4 Atlantic St. SW, Washington, DC 20032
  2. PHS Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Center: 4151 Bladensburg Rd, Brentwood, MD 20722
  3. Health Care for the Homeless: (LIC or 4-week Clerkship) 421 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202
  4. PHS Family Medicine: Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum St. NE PMB103, Washington, DC 20017
  1. Community Pediatrics: KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, School-based Health Clinics at Roosevelt High School and Anacostia Senior High School, HOYA Clinic
  2. Mary’s Center:
  • 2333 Ontario Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • 100 Gallatin St. NE, Washington, DC 20011
  • 3912 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011

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