GW COVID-19 Resident Physician Aid

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The current global health crisis reminds us how vital it is to invest in our future physicians and health care providers.  GW resident physicians are beginning their medical careers at an unprecedented time.  They are on the front-lines learning and treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For residents, this is a uniquely challenging time, yet it calls for them to rise to the occasion and practice medicine under extraordinary circumstances.

Residents are taking on great personal risk to serve and protect our community, an oath they pledged to uphold, but as they try to shield their families and loved ones they need our support to continue.  
Your gift helps meet the most urgent needs including:

  • Alternative lodging to allow residents to isolate themselves from loved ones
  • Daycare options, as most childcare facilities have closed
  • Protective Equipment, to ensure their health and safety 
  • Hot meals when they’re needed most
  • Your gift allows GW resident physicians to continue to be there for each other, our patients and the community.



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Your donation today is supporting our doctors of tomorrow!  GWU Resident Physicians have begun their medical careers at an extraordinary time. They are treating and caring for our community at this very moment, but they are faced with challenging decisions about how to care for themselves and their families.  Your support brings safe transportation, safe lodging away from their families, and hot meals through long shifts.


“… I am very fearful of exposing anyone in my family, especially my four month old child.  It was a huge relief to know that I could stay in alternate housing to minimize contact with my family while I was taking in-house call at the hospital.” GW Resident Physician William Fenner Griffin, MD


Dr. William Griffin with his family earlier this year
Dr. Griffin with his family earlier this year
Dr. William Griffin at GW Hospital a few days ago
Dr. Griffin at GW Hospital 


Please consider supporting our Resident Physicians during this demanding time. Share this initiative with your community.

1376 days ago by Christina Baddar
Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Please consider supporting the GWU Resident Physicians who are facing new challenges every day as COVID-19 continues to impact our community. As they begin their careers amid the most dire health crisis in recent history, they have accepted the dangerous call and joined the frontline with their heads held high. Your support allows them to continue serving the health needs of our region by providing them with safe transportation, safe lodging away from their families, and hot meals through long shifts. 

Support our Resident Physicians to meet the vital medical needs of our community by making a donation today!


Resident Physicians in front of the George Washington University Hospital


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