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Information for Our Community

Whether you are part of our community or are interested in joining us, we welcome you to Washington University School of Medicine.


Patient Care

Our highly active group of 1,600 faculty physicians represents more than 76 specialties and subspecialties in medicine and allied health.

As the School of Medicine’s clinical practice, Washington University Physicians is among the largest academic practices in the nation. Our broad network of specialists and scientists work across fields to translate new discoveries into better care.

For patients

One out of every three Best Doctors® in the St. Louis region is a Washington University Physician. We believe you deserve the best.

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Best Doctors highlights the nation’s top medical experts as chosen by their peers. It is a registered trademark of Best Doctors, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Despite our practice’s large size, clinical education occurs largely at individual patients’ bedsides and in one-on-one or small-group settings. This provides students ideal learning conditions: A diverse patient community in an intimate mentoring environment. Patients, in turn, benefit from closer attention and a team approach that considers multiple opinions before choosing the best path.

Partner hospitals and patient care centers

Washington University faculty physicians serve as the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Located on the Washington University Medical Campus, both are nationally ranked, world-class teaching hospitals with a strong network of in- and outpatient health care services.

Also on the medical campus, the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is an international leader in cancer research, treatment, prevention and community outreach. Siteman is the only cancer center in Missouri to hold the National Cancer Institute‘s Comprehensive Cancer Center designation.


Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, 2018

Outpatient visits:
1.2 million


Oncology patients:

New Siteman Cancer Center patients annually

Our faculty care for patients at dozens of additional locations throughout the St. Louis region as well. Students and trainees may complete rotations at sites including Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Healthcare Center, Shriners Hospital — St. Louis and Veterans Administration Medical Center. In addition, medical students are encouraged to gain primary care experience in both rural and urban settings.

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Clinical trials

Patients of Washington University Physicians may have access to clinical trials and studies that are not available to the general population. Clinical studies help physicians and scientists develop new, potentially life-saving therapies and treatments. Before participating in a trial, patients are given a full explanation of the risks and benefits.

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