James Scott, MD

Dr. James (Jim) Scott served as Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) at George Washington University from July 2003 through December 2010. He became a full professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in 1998. Previously, he served as residency director, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in SMHS. Each spring the fourth-year medical students select a clinical professor to receive the Golden Apple award for outstanding teaching. Jim has received the award 15 times. 

Jim’s career has been spent primarily in the areas of graduate and post-graduate education. He has done work in toxicology, communication with families of trauma patients, and international graduate medical education. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1977, followed by serving in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone.  He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1983. James completed his internal medicine internship at the University of Arizona and did his emergency medicine residency at The George Washington University.

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