Education

Supportive environment

Attending Washington University School of Medicine is about becoming a fabulous physician. High standards distinguish the school, but what truly sets Washington University apart are extraordinary people at all levels who create a welcoming, supportive environment where learning, caring service and a commitment to excellence are shared values. Students learn not only from a distinguished faculty, but from each other, forming lifelong friendships in an environment of camaraderie, not competition.

Dedicated to your goals

As our student, you are an integral member of a welcoming community of educators and scholars eager to help you follow the path of your choice, whether it be a career in clinical medicine, academic medicine, education, research or administration. The formal curriculum is rigorous and provides some flexibility for pursuing individual passions. And beyond that, the school offers extraordinary and nearly limitless opportunities for customized learning, including:

  • Multiple degree programs, in public health, population health sciences, clinical investigation, health behavior research, biostatistics and business administration
  • Student research opportunities
  • Student groups focused on community service, medical interests, the arts, sports and more
  • An ongoing commitment to making new student initiatives a reality

Along your path, the school’s Career Counseling Office and its Residency Roadmap website guide you in choosing a specialty and finding your perfect residency match.