On most Wednesdays from mid-October through the end of February, we’re hosting optional sessions for those invited to interview so you can learn more from faculty, staff, and current students about particular elements of the WashU medical student experience.  

Couldn’t make a session?  We’ve got you covered.  The session recordings, usually available by the Monday following a session, are hyperlinked below (note that some sessions will not be recorded due to their breakout structure).

October 19

The Gateway Coaching Program was the focus on October 19. The session was led by some veteran faculty coaches.

October 26

“Why WashU Wednesdays” continued with a panel of M4 and M5 students, reflecting on their WashU student experience and future professional plans.

November 2

A panel of M3 students was featured, with the discussion focused on the clinical training they are experiencing this year, as well as their overall WashU student experience.

November 9

Clinical Immersions in Phase One of the Gateway Curriculum was the focus of this discussion, presented by Steve Lawrence, MD, Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Clinical Sciences, and Kaytlin Reedy-Rogier, MSW, Ambulatory Immersions Co-Lead and Co-Lead for Community Engagement.

November 16

A virtual activities fair, featuring 10 of our 60+ medical student organizations, was the structure of the 11/16 Why WashU Wednesday.  The event was held on “Gather”, a video chat platform. Due to the nature of the event, it was not recorded.

November 30

The Gateway Curriculum was the topic of the 11/30 session.  The discussion was led by Tom De Fer, MD, FACP, Associate Dean for Medical Student Education and Professor of Medicine.

December 7

The Dec 7 session will be hosted by Will Ross, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Diversity and Washington University School of Medicine’s Principal Officer for Community Partnerships, and an Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine. Dr. Ross will reflect on his WashU experience:  he is a 1984 MD graduate and has served on the faculty as a nephrologist and in diversity affairs since 1996.  Dr. Ross also plans to discuss topics relating to health equity and justice

December 14

Dual degree and research opportunities will be featured at this “WWW”. 

January 4

After a winter break, our sessions will resume with a panel of M4/M5 students, reflecting on their WashU student experience and future professional plans.

January 11

The Gateway Curriculum’s EXPLORE component and its four academic pathways–Research, Education, Advocacy/Global Health, and Innovation, will be the focus of the session.

January 18

Health Equity, Justice, and Community in the Gateway Curriculum

January 25

MSTP Student Panel

February 1

Highlights of the distinctive Phase 3 of the Gateway Curriculum

February 8

“Uniquely St. Louis”–1st year medical students share their favorite discoveries of their new city

February 15

Featuring the 2023/24 Dis-Orientation Guide and its creative student team