Annual events highlight diversity and cultural awareness at Washington University School of Medicine.

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The Office of Diversity Programs promotes multiculturalism on the campus through a variety of annual activities, including:


Martin Luther King Jr. celebration lecture 

This evening event is open to Washington University and the St. Louis community. Past speakers have included Charles Ogletree, Johnnetta Cole and William Julius Wilson.

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February – March

Health professions fair

This fair provides a forum for students from a broad cross section of St. Louis city and county high schools to explore various health related careers. (February)

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Saturday scholars program

This is an annual program that provides a forum for high school students to learn about the human anatomy both in a lecture and lab environment, while interacting with Washington University medical students. (February – March)

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Diversity week

This is a lunchtime lecture series that explores multiculturalism and effective health care delivery in the St. Louis community. Medical students select the guest speakers and organize the week’s activities, which include student panel discussions and a multi-ethnic dinner. (March)

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Revisit weekend

This event gives accepted underrepresented students the opportunity to take another look at Washington University School of Medicine before they make their final decision regarding medical school.

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Homer G. Phillips public health lecture

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.

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