Travel and Lodging
We are pleased to offer you accommodations for one night in The Core Apartments located at 718 S. Euclid Ave. This is also the location of the student-hosted pizza parties on the night prior to your interview. If you wish to stay for more than one night, you are welcome to stay for a charge of $55 per night.
Each guest room at The Core features:
- Private Shower
- Free super-fast Wifi
- Smart TV
- Bed, Bath Linens and essentials
Located in the building next door at 818 S. Euclid, you will be able to take advantage of our amenities: ping-pong, shuffle board, billiards, along with access to 818 Fitness – a well-appointed fitness center with access for all students on the School of Medicine campus and medical school applicants staying at The Core. 818 Fitness is available for use 24 hours a day.
When you check-in at The Core, inform the staff that you have come for a medical school interview and have a reservation.
For your convenience, The Core Apartments front desk is staffed 24 hours a day. Please feel free to contact them with any questions by phone during business hours at (314) 362-3230 or after hours at (314) 362-3251. We encourage you to join their Facebook page to get updates! https://www.facebook.com/thecoreapartments/
Please check-out prior to breakfast (7:30 AM), on your interview day. For convenience, you may bring your luggage to The Core’s front desk for storage in a locked closet during your interview day.
If you prefer to make your own arrangements at your own expense, several hotels are located close to the School of Medicine:
The Parkway Hotel
(on the School of Medicine Campus)
4550 Forest Park Blvd.
St. Louis , MO 63110
Parkway Hotel website
Chase Park Plaza Hotel
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Chase Park Plaza Hotel website
(1 mile from campus)
6300 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
Drury Inn and Suites — St. Louis Forest Park
2111 Sulphur Ave.
1-44 and Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
Drury Inn and Suites website
Hampton Inn and Suites — St. Louis at Forest Park
5650 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Hampton Inn and Suites website
Regardless of where you stay, your luggage can be stored at The Core’s front desk during the interview day.
From the Airport: There are several types of transportation available from the airport to the medical center: MetroLink (light rail), ride share services (Uber, Lyft), or taxi.
MetroLink Light Rail System: During the day and early evening hours, the MetroLink is the best way to reach the medical center. The cost is $4 from the airport. If you decide to take the MetroLink in the evening, you can call ahead to Medical School Security at (314) 362-4357 to arrange for an escort to accompany you from the MetroLink station to The CORE.
If you ride MetroLink, get off at the Central West End station. After leaving the train, climb up the steps to Euclid Avenue. (Be sure to take the steps and not the walkway that leads to the bus terminal.) When you are at the top of the stairs, you are on Euclid Avenue. Turn left (south) and proceed as follows on Euclid Avenue:
Cross McKinley Avenue and continue down S. Euclid Ave for approximately 1 block. The entrance to The CORE (718 S. Euclid Ave.) will be on your left.
If you are having any difficulty, please call Security at 314-362-4357.
Taxis: The approximate cost from the airport to the medical center is $35. Tell the driver that you are going to 718 S. Euclid Ave. on the School of Medicine campus.
Arriving By Automobile: The medical center is located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Highway 40/64 and Kingshighway.
If you are traveling from east of the school, exit Highway 40/64 north onto Kingshighway. At the first intersection, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza Drive, turn right (east) and proceed one block to Euclid Avenue. Turn right (south) on Euclid Avenue and proceed towards Clayton Avenue. Once at the corner of S. Euclid and Clayton Avenue The CORE will be on your left. To proceed to the parking garage, make a left onto Clayton Avenue and continue towards the next stop light (Taylor Avenue). The parking garage is at the intersection of Clayton Avenue and Taylor Avenue- the entrance is accessible from Clayton Avenue.
If you are traveling from west of St. Louis, exit Highway 40/64 north onto Kingshighway. At the first intersection, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza Drive, turn right (east) and proceed for one block to Euclid Avenue. Turn right (south) on Euclid Avenue and proceed towards Clayton Avenue. Once at the corner of S. Euclid and Clayton Avenue The CORE will be on your left. To proceed to the parking garage, make a left onto Clayton Avenue and continue towards the next stop light (Taylor Avenue). The parking garage is at the intersection of Clayton Avenue and Taylor Avenue- the entrance is accessible from Clayton Avenue.
On-campus parking is available for applicants. We recommend that you park in the parking garage at the intersection of Clayton and Taylor Avenue. You will receive a parking ticket when you enter the garage. Bring the ticket to the Admissions Office to be validated on the day of your interview.
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