About Georgetown & Washington, DC
As the nation's capital, Washington is an important health care center. Here, crucial health policy decisions are debated every day in many arenas. In addition to the Department of Health and Human Services, the area's health institutions, among them the National Institutes of Health, the National Library of Medicine, and the World Health Organization, contribute to Washington's international reputation as a biomedical center.
Georgetown University Medical Center is a growing interdisciplinary medical center with about 1,100 physicians. Its components are: the 609-bed University Hospital, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Georgetown Institute for Health Care Research and Policy, and the Georgetown Center for Bioethics.
Georgetown University Medical Center has long prided itself on the strength of its programs for clinical education and patient care. With the aim of building new strength in biomedical science, Georgetown has, in more recent years, established several centers for specialized research and scholarship. The oldest of these is the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Washington is one of the world's great cities, exciting for its intellectual, political, and cultural richness. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is within minutes of Georgetown. The Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the Holocaust Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, and of course, the White House and Capitol, lead the list of cultural and historical attractions.
Washington also is rich in diverse outdoor recreation with expansive parks and trails, not to mention the Potomac River and the C&O Canal. Washington's location between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay offers both sailing and white water rafting within a few hours travel. The Washington Redskins (football), Wizards (basketball), and Capitols (hockey), as well as the Washington Nationals (baseball) and the Georgetown Hoyas basketball team, provide merely a few of the spectator sports opportunities in the area.
Georgetown University and its Medical Center are located in Georgetown, one of the oldest sections of Washington, D.C., in a historic neighborhood of row houses, gardens, shops, and restaurants, within walking distance of the Potomac River.