Preparing the next generation of leaders in biomedicine

What makes us extraordinary?

Unparalleled resources provide virtually limitless learning opportunities

Innovative, flexible curriculum supports your individual goals

Graduates compete successfully on a national and international level

Distinguished faculty mentor you in finding and following your path

MD program awarded highest level of accreditation for next eight years

Daily life in medical school

Get a first hand look through the eyes of our students

Gateway Curriculum

Pursue your passion in medicine with a modernized curriculum emphasizing early clinical immersion, advocacy/global health, research and medical education.

Who chooses Washington University?

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

  • An M4 student in a white coat places one had on a patient's shoulder and uses the other to listen to his breathing
  • A graduating student and her partner hug after learning where she matched for residency
  • Two students in brightly colored dresses smile and dance for a performance
  • Two incoming students hug after taking oath at White Coat Ceremony
  • Medical students sing on stage in a musical theater performance
  • Four graduates dressed in regalia smile into a cell phone for a selfie

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Application Process

Student research

No matter your goals, opting to do research can be a valuable part of your medical training experience.

Gain hands-on experience

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

Collaborate with faculty

Collaborate 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.

What makes WashU Med special? See for yourself.

Welcome, entering class of 2023!

Students meet their classmates on the first day of Orientation.

Why neurosurgery?

Gabby Johnson, MD, MSCI ’23, looks ahead to her neurosurgery residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Graduation gowns

Expansive 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.

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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.

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Cover image of Dis-O 2019

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.

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Meet Dean Ratts

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.

Valerie Ratts, MD, Associate Dean for Admissions