September 21, 1824 - September 21, 2024
On Sept. 21, 1824, after hearing letters from two medical professors, the Trustees rapidly organized creation of the new department. By-laws and regulations were adopted on Oct. 19, with lectures in the Medical Department beginning on the last Wednesday in March 1825.
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This coming year, 2024, marks the start of the Bicentennial Celebration for the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). As the first medical school in the nation’s capital and the 11th oldest in the country, GW has been at the forefront of medical education, training the next generation of compassionate health care professionals. Please take a moment to share your memories of GW SMHS and hopes for the school’s next 100 years.