I've gone through the program and just wanted to share a little about it.
-Most of the teachers are great, they're knowledgeable, kind, caring and really want you to succeed. Not all the clinical instructors are that great but you can't have everything...
-The clinical sites are GWU, VHC, Prince William, Loudoun INOVA, FAir Oaks, Reston hospital. No sites in MD. They TRY to match you to a site close to where you live, no guarantees
-Clinicals start at 6:30am and end around 6:30ish. The 8 hour clinicals sometimes are 3-11
-You will always stay late for class(~10-30min), they never ever let you out on time (too much info to cover in too short of a time)
-Do everything you possibly can to LIVE NEAR CAMPUS, true there isn't a lot in Ashburn, but its only 1 year people, you can do it! You'll save yourself the stress of commuting and the time is so precious when you're so busy!!! Check out Arch Stone and Point at River Ridge, if you live at Point in a 3 bed it'll cost you about $580/month
-GWU does not offer financial aid, they don't help you try to find it either. If this is important to you (and it should be considering there are a LOT of schools that offer scholarships or have partnerships with hospitals for tuition reimbursement) go elsewhere.
-The program is still new, they're still trying to get organized, they're still trying to figure out the glitches... I have no idea if this is unique to GW or universal, but typically this causes them to not notify us of things until the very last minute
-you will be IMMERSED in this program. They OWN you for these 15 months, that's right.. sunday night they send out an email with a homework assignment that's due monday.. not fair, but you better do it... or else.... or else what? We don't exactly know what the consequences are for not completing half they things they give to us, or demand that we do (like kaplan)
-they will treat you like children, attendance taken at class, call the teachers "Mrs." etc. it's condescending, but oh well
hope that's a little helpful