MD Program for International Students

Students in the MD program for international students


The MD Program for International Students was developed by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) at George Washington University (GW) in response to the great international demand for a U.S. medical education. This four-year program is designed to facilitate international students who wish to practice medicine in their home countries, and to further the GW SMHS mission to improve the health and well-being of our local, national, and global communities.


The goals of this four-year program are to provide international students with a superb medical education and to prepare them to return to their home country to practice medicine, while advancing the GW SMHS mission.

Application Process

To apply for the MD Program for International Students, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Submit your primary application and your letters of recommendation through the American Medical College Application Service AMCAS website by November 15

Step 2: Complete the GW medical school secondary application no later than December 15

Step 3: Submit your application materials to the Office of International Medicine Programs IMP at to include your financial sponsorship letter. Applications cannot be processed until all required documents are submitted.

For more information about the program, its eligibility criteria, and application/admission process, please click here

If you have questions about the program, please review our Frequently Asked Questions or email us at