Office of Medical Student Education

The Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) oversees the curriculum for the MD program at Washington University School of Medicine. Coordinating closely with the Office of Education, which supports educators across the continuum of medical education (MD, GME and CME), we also provide professional development opportunities, as well as material, technical and research support for MD course masters.

Our mission is to cultivate the best environment in which medical education and instruction can flourish. To achieve this, our office:

  • Provides support to enhance the administrative, technical, and professional expertise of faculty and staff.
  • Provides the necessary resources to create a collaborative and amiable environment that allows students and faculty to excel in teaching and learning.
  • Monitors local and national environments to inform continuous development.
  • Continuously searches for new ways to strengthen and expand faculty and curriculum development programs and implement innovative teaching initiatives.

Allyson R. Zazulia, MD, professor of neurology and of radiology, accepts from Professor of the Year award from the Class of 2017. Medical students present the Distinguished Service Teaching Awards to course masters each fall. Photo: Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Specifically, our office is responsible for:

Michael M. Awad, MD

“Our elite student body, world-class faculty, and forward-thinking administration are helping us lead nationwide transformations in medical education.”

Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD

Associate Dean, Medical Student Education
Assistant Professor of Surgery


Contact information

Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Medical Student Education

Kelly Noll
Director, Curriculum Office
Phone: 314-362-3404
Fax: 314-362-3439

Office of Medical Student Education & Curriculum Office
Office Location: Bernard Becker Medical Library, Third Floor, 660 S. Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110
Mailing address: Campus Box 8214, 660 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Fax: (314) 362-6951
Hours: 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday