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  • Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • St. Louis
The Basics

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

91355

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

10 out of 10

What do you like most?

"Administration is very supportive, friendly, and truly cares about students. There are endless opportunities for extracurriculars and research, great classmates who are collaborative, and there's access to huge variety of patients and disease pathology. The school has a lot of funding and is generous with student clubs, students match into great residency programs, and there's a good amount of stuff to do in St. Louis. Faculty and administration treat students like professionals and value their opinions." Report Response

What do you like least?

"Cold weather in the winter means you'll have to deal with snow a couple weeks per year, not everyone gets free-tuition (I think half the new incoming classes?), easy to feel mediocre when surrounded by such accomplished classmates." Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

10 out of 10

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

10 out of 10

How approachable are faculty members?

10 out of 10

What are the facilities and clinics like (old/new, well maintained, etc.)?

"Facilities are top notch, parts of the big hospital are old but there are many parts of the hospital system that are state of the art (like the Center for Advanced Medicine and Parkview Tower). The medical school campus is almost all new, and they even renovated the new student spaces again while I was a student because of feedback that students wanted more collaborative spaces. The facilities were one of my favorite parts of being a preclinical student." Report Response

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

"Students do great and match into competitive specialties and institutions. Working with residents who were previous WashU med students, it's clear that they're a well trained group." Report Response

What are rotations like?

"Rotations all took place at the central campus with optional off-campus rotations. It was so convenient not needing to drive to different hospitals or clinics. The exception was our primary care rotation which was off-campus, but I believe there was an on-campus options for people without a car. You'll see everything from trauma to general stuff to super specialized clinics run by renowned clinician-reseachers." Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

"Students do really well in the match and generally end up where they want to go. Some people like myself chose location over prestige for residency, but I had multiple top-10 interviews in my specialty and I was in the bottom half of my class at WashU. There is a very clear bias in residency selection for students from top medical schools. Many students end up in competitive specialties. Fewer students end up in primary care and I'd say WashU isn't the best medical school for it, but the administration is well aware of the need for primary care docs and are actively doing many things to support students interested in primary care." Report Response

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