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Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC)
GUMC is an internationally recognized academic medical center whose missions of research, teaching and patient care are carried out with a strong emphasis on community outreach and the Jesuit principle of cura personalis — care of the whole person.
GUMC is home to more than 400 scientists working on basic and clinical research projects and 300 active clinical trials. Last year GUMC research attracted $132 million in sponsored research, with the majority of those dollars coming from the federal government. Our researchers work in the lab, in the classroom, in the clinic, and in their communities to help answer medicine's biggest questions, focusing specifically on cancer, neuroscience, child health and development, and global health.
GUMC educates physicians, scientists, and health care professionals committed to the care of others and the health needs of society—always integrating educational excellence, ethics and a commitment to community. The School of Medicine, School of Nursing & Health Studies and the Biomedical Graduate Programs are consistently listed in U.S. News & World Report’s best graduate school rankings. A community of scholars and healers, Georgetown faculty and students contribute to the care of the sick and the progress of science and medicine for the greater good.
Patient care is provided at Georgetown University Hospital, through a partnership with MedStar Health. GUH is the area's most recognized academic teaching hospital, and its clinical services represent one of the largest, most geographically diverse, integrated healthcare delivery networks in the area. Cancer care is provided at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown, one of only 41 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States—and the only one in the Washington area.