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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

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Addressing Diversity at Washington University School of Medicine

Recent racially motivated incidents at the University of Missouri-Columbia are not unique to that institution and could happen on any campus in the country. For Washington University School of Medicine, they are a stark reminder of the importance of continuing our longstanding and sincere commitment to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, students and MORE »

2015 Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series

Oct 23, 2015

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 »

2014-2015 Student Awards

  Estefania Fernandez, MSTP, The Dr. Frank O. Richards Medical Student Scholarship Prize. Uzoh Ikpeama, Class of 2015, The Doctor Helen E. Nash Academic Achievement Award. Lauren Martin, Class of 2016, The Dr. Frank O. Richards Medical Student Scholarship Prize. Zachary Meyer, Class of 2015, The Hermann Prize,  Gold Humanism Honor Society. Caldwell Powell, Jr., MORE »

Washington University School of Medicine Plunge (WUMP)

Aug 4, 2015 - Aug 7, 2015

  Before medical students hit the books, they hit the streets of St. Louis, where their ideals meet face-to-face the realities of health care in America. The Washington University Medical Plunge (WUMP) is a four-day orientation program providing first year medical students an overview of health care and public health in St. Louis through lectures, MORE »

Diversity Retreat and Team Building Leadership Course

Aug 21, 2015 - Aug 22, 2015

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 Team Building Leadership course that promotes team building and individual personal growth. MORE »