Preparing the next generation of leaders in biomedicine

What makes us extraordinary?

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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Daily life in medical school

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'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.”

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Financial aid

Financial aid

Washington University has dedicated substantial funding to allow as many as half of its medical students to attend tuition-free. The aim is to substantially reduce debt for all, while attracting highly qualified students from diverse backgrounds.

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Match Day 2019

Emotions are high at Match Day 2019, as graduates learn where they will perform their residency training. Our graduates are highly successful in obtaining their match of choice.

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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.

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I choose WashU

Our students come from many different places and backgrounds. Discover what motivates their interest in medicine.

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Student-centered medicine

Students choose #WashUMed for the culture of camaraderie, flexibility of curriculum and outstanding opportunities after graduation.

Meet Dean Ratts

Valerie Ratts, MD

Associate Dean for Admissions

Our school and its people are extraordinary, with a passion for medicine that is infectious. 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.