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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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.