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Welcome to the Office of Medical Student Education at Children's National, the home of Pediatric Medical Student Education for The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Howard University College of Medicine. 

We are dedicated to carrying out Children's National’s mission, which includes a commitment to excellence in teaching and GWU Medical Center’s vision to teach with creativity and dedication. We thank you for your interest in the GWU’s Medical Student Programs and look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Contact Information

For information about the Office of Medical Student Education, please contact the Program Coordinator, Wilhelmina Bradford at 202-476-5692.

Mailing Address

Children’s National Hospital
Office of Medical Education
West Wing 3.5 – Room # 600
111 Michigan Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010

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Advancing Diversity in Academic Pediatrics

The goal of the program at Children's National is to expose medical students to academic pediatrics and the many educational opportunities our institution has to offer through a one-month rotation with a variety of experiences.

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CHAI Equity and Policy Elective

The CHAI Equity and Policy Elective is a structured, two-week elective that will expose participants to pertinent topics in pediatric health equity through didactic lectures and asynchronous readings. Students will also engage in discussions with physicians and field experts who are experienced in advocacy, equity and health policy. 

Fourth Year International Medical Student Electives Program

International students may inquire about electives through our Office of International Medicine Programs. We have exchange contracts and/or affiliation agreements with a limited number of international Medical Schools. Please read on for contact information or to learn more.

Fourth Year Visiting Medical Student Electives Program

Children’s National Hospital is the pediatric partner for the George Washington University Medical School (GWUMS) in Washington, D.C. We offer over 30 electives in a wide variety of disciplines including four acting internships (sub-internships). Learn more about our elective offerings, application instructions and how to get in contact for more information.

Pediatric Preceptor Program

We encourage practicing pediatricians to become involved in Medical Student Education. We thank you for your interest in medical student education and look forward to your continued participation. Please read on and contact us with any questions.

Third Year Pediatric Clerkship

Children’s National is the Pediatric Department for the George Washington and Howard University Medical Schools.