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
Distinguished faculty mentor you in finding and following your path
Graduates compete successfully on a national and international level
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.”
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.