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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Supporting women in medicine

Supporting women in medicine

The 2018 American Medical Women’s Association Midwest Conference, held at Washington University, showcased the school’s efforts to support women in pursuing successful, fulfilling careers in medicine.

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WashU welcomes our new students!

We are honored to help you gain the knowledge, experiences, resources and mentorship you will need to become outstanding physicians.

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#WashU18 grad advocates, and acts, to end health disparities

#WashU18 grad advocates, and acts, to end health disparities

For most of her life, Michelle Mendiola Plá’s Puerto Rican heritage has pushed her to do things she never would have otherwise imagined.

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Match Day 2018

Emotions are high at Match Day 2018, 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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Addressing health disparities from Day One

The Medical Plunge program during orientation gives first-year students an up-close look at how societal inequities impact health and access to health care.

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Student-centered medicine

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

I choose WashU

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

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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.