Disclosures & Policies

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Washington University School of Medicine is committed to providing a world-class education in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment.


The Washington University School of Medicine’s MD program is nationally accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).  The LCME is jointly sponsored by the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges. The LCME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting agency for medical education programs leading to the MD degree.

Most state boards of licensure require that applicants graduate from a U.S. medical school accredited by the LCME as a condition for licensure. In addition, most state boards of licensure require that U.S. applicants take and pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). For U.S. medical students to be eligible to sit for the USMLE, their school must be accredited by LCME. Graduates of LCME-accredited schools are also eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The School of Medicine has determined that, as a result of its LCME accreditation, its MD program curriculum meets the educational requirements to sit for the USMLE and to pursue licensure and certification in all states and territories of the United States and Washington, D.C.

Technical Standards Statement

Graduates of Washington University with a Doctor of Medicine degree are expected to have broad competence in the basic skills that underlie the general practice of medicine and surgery. All graduates must be able to take a history, examine a person, synthesize the findings into a diagnosis and plan of evaluation and treatment independently. Thus, medical students must possess the requisite sensory, motor, communicative and cognitive capabilities to accomplish these requirements in a reliable manner in order to be competent and safe medical practitioners.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130. The School of Medicine is committed to recruiting, enrolling and educating a diverse student body.  Title IX information may be found here.

Security Reports

Please visit the Facilities Management Department website for campus security reports.

Other Policies

For our policy on Links to Third-Party Websites and other policies (e.g., Absences; Leaves; Withdrawals), visit the Policies section of the Bulletin of the School of Medicine

The medical student Transportation Policy is also found in the Bulletin.  Information technology (IT) policies for the university may be accessed here.