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Restructuring the Relationship

The George Washington University (GW) and the GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA), the clinical practice of GW physicians, have restructured their relationship as of December 2018.

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The GW MFA retains its status as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit medical group, and the university exercises new rights of coordination and control. The new structure will bring more stability to the medical enterprise by consolidating the GW MFA with the university’s stronger balance sheet. It also creates greater strategic alignment between the university and the GW MFA.

As faculty members in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the GW MFA physicians serve as teachers and mentors for medical students, residents, and researchers. The day-to-day clinical operations of the largest independent physician practice in Washington, D.C., as well as the duties and responsibilities of the clinical faculty, will remain the same under the new structure.