Four medical students in white coats smile as they confer in a hospital hallway

Preparing the next generation of leaders in biomedicine

What makes us extraordinary?

Daily life in medical school

Who chooses Washington University?

Our students come from diverse places and backgrounds. But the qualities they share fuel camaraderie and success.

  • A passion for helping people
  • The ability and enthusiasm to aim high and succeed
  • An appreciation for diversity
  • Eagerness to support each other
  • Talents and accomplishments within and beyond medicine
  • A talent for turning classmates into lifelong friends

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Application Process

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No matter your goals, research can be a valuable part of medical training. We'll help you find the right fit.

  • 5reasons
    to participate in research
  • Receive a stipend

    Students in most research programs qualify for funding via grants secured by the OMSR.

  • Gain hands-on experience

    Try out research in any specialty to identify and hone your professional interests.

  • Collaborate with faculty

    Work one-on–one with faculty who are leaders in their fields, and gain a valuable professional mentor.

  • Get published

    Research findings are meant to be shared, and more than half of our participants go on to publish.

  • Prepare for residency

    Residency directors take notice of research experience when seeking well-rounded, knowledgeable doctors.

Explore student research »

What makes WashU Med special?
See for yourself.

New scholarship program

New scholarship program

A WashU Med funding commitment will provide free or reduced tuition to a majority of incoming medical students. The aim is to reduce debt for all while increasing opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds.

About the program »

Train here, thrive anywhere

A WashU education will prepare you to find and follow your passion. Graduates obtain highly competitive residencies nationwide and go on to practice medicine in the location of their choice.

See student outcomes »

Dis-O: By students, for students

Dis-O: By students, for students

Written by first-year medical students for the next incoming class, the Dis-Orientation Guide is the definitive source for how to happily survive and thrive at WashU Med.

Explore the guide »

WashU students launch international women's initiative

WashU students launch international women's initiative

The mission of “500 Women in Medicine” is to increase the representation and visibility of women internationally in academic and clinical medicine.

Advocating for equity »

'I understand people feeling desperate'

'I understand people feeling desperate'

Weston McCarron, a nontraditional #WashU19 grad, carries low-income, rural roots into a career as an ER physician. “I’m finally on a career path that allows me to do good in the world.”

An unconventional path »

Meet Dean Ratts

Valerie Ratts, MD

Associate Dean for Admissions

Our school and its people are extraordinary, with a passion for medicine that is inspiring. If you join our community of physicians and scientists, we’ll encourage you to dream big and support you in making those dreams a reality.