About Cura Personalis

SOM students talking to a Georgetown University Jesuit.

The Catholic, Jesuit concept of cura personalis, which translates as “care of the whole person,” suggests individualized attention to the needs of others, distinct respect for unique circumstances and concerns, and an appropriate appreciation for singular gifts and insights. This ideal, the founding principle of Georgetown University Medical Center, has special resonance for the scientific and educational missions of the university.

Cura Personalis at GUMC

Following Family’s Dreams, ARCHES Alumna to Start at School of Medicine

August 6th, 2020

Rimsha Rana (M'24) Headshot

(August 6, 2020) — Over 20 years ago, after immigrating to the United States from Pakistan, Rimsha Rana (M’24) and her family dreamed about her going to Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM). On her father’s commute to and from work, he would pass Georgetown and pray, “Dear God, please give my children a chance […]

Golden Apple Awards 2020: A Celebration of Our GUSOM Community

May 19th, 2020

An exterior view of the Medical-Dental Building at Georgetown University Medical Center.

(May 18, 2020) — Georgetown University School of Medicine faculty, students and staff were honored virtually for this year’s annual Golden Apple Awards. Golden Apple Awards The Golden Apple Award is presented annually by each class to a member of the faculty whose outstanding professional and personal qualities have enhanced the medical education of the […]