banner1 home8 home-grove-mural home12 Washington University Medical Student Plunge (WUMP) students sort books into age appropriate categories for family reading nights at Gateway 180.
The Student National Medical Association coordinates health fairs, encourages underrepresented high school students to choose health careers and works to reduce health disparities.
The Office of Diversity Programs is committed to recruiting a diverse group of students, residents and faculty from groups underrepresented in medicine.
Washington University Medical Center is part of a colorful, urban landscape filled with decorative murals.
In addition to providing information on health and nutrition, members of the Public Health Interest Group teach children and their parents how to prepare healthy meals.
Washington University Medical Student Plunge (WUMP) students sorting books into age appropriate categories for family reading nights at Gateway 180

OUR MISSION is to enhance the educational environment through recruitment of a culturally diverse academic workforce while preparing a diverse student body to become leaders in a vibrant, global society.

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Health Professions Fair

Feb 3, 2015

The Health Professions Fair provides a forum for high school students primarily from the St. Louis public schools to explore various health related opportunities. Each year approximately 150 students are selected by their high school teachers to participate in the fair. MORE »

2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Lecture

Jan 19, 2015

“From Selma to Ferguson: On Being Faithful to the Moment” Ambassador Charles Stith is the guest speaker for the Office of Diversity Programs’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration lecture.  Prior to assuming his present position as the Director of the African Presidential Archives and Research Center at Boston University, Charles Stith, appointed by President MORE »

2014 Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series

Oct 24, 2014

This public health lecture series is named in honor of the historic Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, the premier training ground for African American medical professionals. Although it closed its doors on August 17, 1979, we can learn much from the hospital’s history, presented by the very people who worked diligently to provide MORE »

Diversity Retreat and ROPES Course

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

The Diversity Retreat for first year medical students utilizes exercises and clinical case scenarios to bring about an awareness and understanding of personal differences in cross-cultural situations. The evening retreat is followed by an all day ROPES course that promotes team building and individual personal growth. MORE »

2013-2014 Student Awards and Accomplishments

Aouod Agenor, Class of 2017:The Carl F. and Gerty T. Cori Prize in Biochemistry (for demonstrated superior scholarship in Biochemistry). Lawrence Benjamin, Class of 2016, and Rahel Ghenbot, Class of 2015:  Dr. Frank O. Richards Medical Student Scholarship Prize (awarded to Minority Scholarship recipients in recognition of their achievements in the first and second years MORE »