Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

Known as the most powerful political city in the world, Washington DC is a unique place to practice medicine. Georgetown University Hospital is located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in our nation’s capital. Georgetown’s location offers vistors views of the Potomac river and downtown Washington, DC. Close public transportation allows for quick access to all that the city offers.

Overview

Lively urban center

  • The Washington Metropolitan Area is the eighth-largest in the United States with more than five million residents
  • Unique cafes and upscale bistros populate Georgetown neighborhood
  • The Downtown district boasts numerous highly rated restaurants with new restaurants always on the horizon
  • Playful jazz music emanates from the windows of U Street's nightclubs
  • Kayakers wind through the Potomac River while viewing the many historic tributes to America's great leaders

Unparalleled cultural exhibits include

  • Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex
    • Anacostia Museum
    • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
    • Hirshhorn Museum
    • National Air and Space Museum
    • National Museum of American History
    • National Museum of the American Indian
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • National Portrait Gallery
    • National Postal Museum
    • Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • Renwick Gallery
    • National Zoo

Memorials

  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • National World War II Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial

  • Iwo Jima Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • District of Columbia War Memorial
  • Albert Einstein Memorial
  • United States Navy Memorial

Art museums

  •  National Gallery of Art
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • The Phillips Collection

 Major national center for the arts

  •  Arena Stage, one of the first non-profit regional theaters in the nation, is rich with history and produces an eight-show season ranging from classics to world premieres, dedicated to the American canon of theater
  • The Shakespeare Theatre Company is regarded as one of the world's great Shakespeare troupes
  • The Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth
  • The National Theatre
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    • National Symphony Orchestra
    • Washington National Opera
    • Washington Ballet

Vibrant restaurant scene

  • Rich ethnic diversity (Italian, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Mediterranean, Persian, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Moroccan, Ethiopian, Brazilian, American regional)
  • Washington DC Restaurant Week (yearly)
  • DC restaurants in the Top 40 US Restaurants (gayot.com)
    • CityZen
    • Michel Richard Citronelle

Plenty of quality shopping

  • Pentagon City Shopping Center
  • Tyson’s Corner
  • Friendship Heights/Mazza Galleria
  • Premium Outlets at Potomac Mills & Leesburg
  • Farmer’s Markets at Dupont Circle and Eastern Market

Professional Sports Teams for football, baseball, basketball and soccer

  • Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, Mystics, DC United