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Program Highlights

A student dons protective equipment during GW Careers in Health Care

Real-World Practice

Take part in hands-on simulations in The George Washington University’s state-of-the-art medical labs and experience your future career firsthand. Some of the simulations you will experience are:

  • Trauma and Emergencies: A victim is suffering from a stab wound – work beside paramedics to provide immediate care to a simulated trauma patient
  • Intubation 101: A man stumbles into the ER with a blocked airway – get hands-on experience managing an emergency
  • Infection Control: What’s the best way to stop an outbreak? – scrub up and get to work saving the world
  • Birthing and Midwifery: Your patient is going into labor – work with a high-fidelity birthing simulator to experience the process of delivering a baby
  • Physical Exam: Nursing 101 – get hands-on as you complete a bedside assessment on a simulated hospital patient
  • Health Promotion: Keep yourself and your clients healthy – learn about BMI as well as how great a difference nutrition and exercise can make in prolonging a person’s life

 


Students listen to a member of the faculty at GW Careers in Health Care

Renowned Faculty Advisors.

Benefit from the vast expertise of the GW faculty and current college students as you learn directly from them during engaging exercises. A few of the faculty leading this program are:

  • Crystel L. Farina, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE

    Director of Simulation and Experiential Learning at the GW School of Nursing

  • Dr. Carol Lang

    Associate Director of Global Initiatives

  • Dr. Melinda Whitlow
  • Executive Director of and Assistant Professor in the ABSN Program

 

 


Students hear from a health-care professional at GW Careers in Health Care

Informative Career Panels

Hear from a variety of health care professionals who will break down the Hollywood myths on their line of work, explain what their everyday experiences are really like, and discuss the academic requirements of their positions.

  • Nursing Jeopardy Panel
    • General first aid and primary care
  • A Day in the Life of a Paramedic
    • Basic fire and rescue
  • Do You Have What it Takes to Work in the Health Sciences?
    • Health care professions and support




Students make new friends at GW Careers in Health Care

Planning Next Steps 

See how to continue pursuing your dream career in the health care field and create a plan to turn your goals into actions.

  • Chart your journey through school and build a Career Action Plan
  • Develop time-management, communication, collaboration, and self-management skills
  • Work in groups and build relationships with other students who have similar interests