About the School of Medicine
With passion, innovation and care, our faculty, students, trainees and staff are pushing the bounds of medicine and improving health around the world.
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is committed to advancing human health throughout the world. As noted leaders in patient care, research and education, our outstanding faculty has contributed many discoveries and innovations to science and medicine since the school’s founding in 1891.
The School of Medicine’s clinical practice, Washington University Physicians, includes more than 1,000 clinical faculty members who serve as the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Our clinicians also treat patients at dozens of office locations in the St. Louis region and at these BJC facilities: Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Christian Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Progress West Hospital.
The Best Doctor® list highlights the nation’s top medical experts as chosen by their peers. Of the 1,267 physicians in the St. Louis region listed for 2016, one out of every three Best Doctors in St. Louis is a Washington University Physician.
The School of Medicine is a robust research enterprise and received more than $548 million in research gifts and grants during the 2016 fiscal year.
Our faculty, staff and students are committed to advancing the application of research discoveries to clinical care through multidisciplinary collaborations such as BioMed 21.
Our clinical faculty additionally oversee a wide array of clinical trials, which offer people the opportunity to participate in studies evaluating the effectiveness of investigational treatments and disease prevention strategies.
Our students have the opportunity to learn from master clinicians and researchers while pursuing their studies in a wide array of academic departments and programs. Our MD program, as well as our programs in occupational therapy, audiology and communication sciences, and physical therapy, are among the highest ranked in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Our faculty members are actively engaged in the local, regional and global community. Their efforts to improve human health range from studying and remedying disparities in health care, to educating local populations on disease risk, to affecting change in public health policy. Multidisciplinary efforts, such as those coordinated through the Institute for Public Health, are leading efforts to positively impact human health.
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