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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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We have a long, sincere tradition of acknowledging challenges and responding with empathy, open dialogue and proactive leadership. All of that makes us strong.

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Gabbie Johnson, WashU MD/MSCI ’23, is the first Black woman to train in Neurosurgery at WashU and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Johnson shares why she’s excited to enter the field.

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High school founded with help of med school leader receives accolades

High school founded with help of med school leader receives accolades (Links to an external site)

Will Ross co-founded Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience in 2013. A magnet public high school, Collegiate aims to serve high-achieving students, many of whom reside in under-resourced neighborhoods and are interested in pursuing careers in science, medicine and health. In August, Collegiate School was ranked the No. 2 public high school out of 455 schools in Missouri, and No. 150 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Achieving gender equity in medicine

Achieving gender equity in medicine

Nationally, women enter medical school in similar proportions to men, but often, the number of women in leadership still lags behind.

We are influencing medical professionals by demonstrating the importance of providing culturally aware, equitable and compassionate care for all.

We build community with and serve a diverse group of students, faculty and trainees.