Orientation Information — Visiting Students

First-day information

Students will be provided with first-day reporting information for the clinical elective after payment of the administration fee. On the first day of the elective, students must visit the Electives Office to complete the visiting student registration process and obtain a visiting student ID badge.

Systems access

Students experiencing login issues should contact the BJC Help Desk at 314-362-4700.

Scrub and locker room access

Visiting students are given ID access to scrub machines and have access to the locker room (but are not assigned a locker). Visiting students receive instructions for accessing scrub machines via email prior to the elective start date.

Travel

Visit the School of Medicine website for information about air travel and public transportation.

Campus maps

Visit the School of Medicine website for campus maps.

Housing

Housing is not provided for visiting medical students, but a limited number of short-term stay rooms are available in The Core Apartment Residences, located on the WUSTL Medical Campus. For additional information, please visit The Core property website or email thecore@wustl.edu. Students may also visit rotatingroom.com for short-term housing options close to WUSM campus.

Parking and transportation

Campus parking

Visiting medical students may purchase an $80.00 monthly parking permit at the Facilities Integrated Service Center (FISC), located in Mid Campus Center. For more information, review the Parking website or contact the Parking and Transportation Office at 314-362-3100 or wusmfacilities@wusm.wustl.edu.

Campus shuttles

Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided for employees and students throughout Washington University Medical Center. This map includes shuttle route information

Public transportation

St. Louis provides bus and light rail train (MetroLink) service to the St. Louis region. The School of Medicine is served by the Metro Bus Gold Line, and the MetroLink’s Central West End station is located on our campus, at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Children’s Place. More information about Metro Transit St. Louis can be found at metrostlouis.org.

Campus dining

Several dining options are available on WUSM Campus and at our affiliate hospitals:

Blood and bodily fluids exposure

Washington University School of Medicine adheres to CDC guidelines, and strives to facilitate necessary treatment of exposure in an expeditious manner. In the event of an exposure, wash the area immediately with soap and water. If you suffer a splash to the nose, mouth, or skin, flush the area with water immediately. If you suffer a splash to the eyes, irrigate with water or sterile irrigant immediately.

After cleansing the area, contact our Student Health Services office at 314-362-3523 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm). If the exposure occurs after hours, please contact the Occupational Health 24-hour pager at (314) 871-2966. When reporting, identify yourself as a visiting student and have required information: patient’s name, date of birth, social security number and/or hospital identification number, and patient risk factors.