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A new generation, a tradition of excellence

Students, residents and fellows: Welcome to Washington University School of Medicine.

August 12, 2014

You are a highly talented and diverse group with extraordinary abilities and achievements. I am pleased you are joining a gifted community of scholars committed to you and the service of others.

Our mission is groundbreaking research, first-rate patient care and top-notch teaching. We are here to help you become the very best you can be in your chosen field. We are committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience that serves your individual goals. We want you to relish the experience of learning and discovery at this phenomenal medical school.

As a 1971 School of Medicine graduate, I wish you every bit of the happiness and fulfillment I have known in being a part of Washington University.

Best wishes,

Larry J. Shapiro, M.D.
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and
Dean Washington University School of Medicine