The Community Medi-Corps Program


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The Community Medi-Corps Program (Medi-Corps), is an initiative of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, that looks to expand Academy programming while enriching the regional workforce.

Medi-Corps is a $1.6 million project made possible by a $700,000 grant from Growth and Opportunity Virginia. The centerpiece of Medi-Corps is a mobile Immersive Learning Center (ILC) – a 45-foot-long lab on wheels that will provide students with cutting-edge technology, simulation, and immersive virtual reality and augmented learning experiences.

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Medi-Corps and the ILC will allow students to engage and work together to problem-solve, use virtual and augmented technology and interact with experts in the life and health science fields. The ILC will incorporate the latest immersive learning technologies to support critical thinking and applied learning to maximize student learning and engagement. The goal is to inspire youth to explore and connect as we create tomorrow’s next generation of health care leaders. Students will be able to engage and collaborate, using new technologies that will strengthen their studies and workforce readiness. Medi-Corps’ mission is to provide state-of-the art opportunities for students to learn STEM-H subjects interactively.

Medi-Corps will further bridge the gap between academics and the workforce by offering internships, mentorships and guest lectures with experienced health professionals. Academy students will be better prepared in the pathways they choose to high demand health and life sciences industry jobs that are much needed to grow the economy.

The Medi-Corps team envisions the project to serve as a best practice that can be replicated in the DMV area. The innovative model, linking secondary education, community colleges, and four-year institutions, will benefit students in numerous ways and better prepare our future workforce in health sciences.

The Medi-Corps program is made possible by collaboration with the Alexandria Economic Development Partnerships, Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council, as well as three major health care employers in the region: Inova, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and Goodwin House, Inc.

For more information about Medi-Corps, please contact