Bicentennial Celebration

September 21, 1824 - March 30, 2025

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.


28,843 alumni living in
over 50 countries

(domestic and internationally)

1,686+ living


3,942+ living in
Washington DC,
Maryland and Virginia

Share Your Memories

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.

Alums viewing an image at a Reunion Event
PT Awards event
PA Celebrating Anniversary of PA Program
MED Gala 2022 image of Med Students
PA celebrating 50th Anniversary of Program
Images of Alums at an Reunion Event
Med Students Orientation
Image of Alums at Reunion Event


Show your bicentennial spirit and share your memories and accomplishments on social media. Use the hashtag #GWSMHS200 to link your posts with this global celebration.