The Gateway Orientation gives incoming students a chance to launch their medical education journey, getting to know each other, their new school, and their community in St. Louis. Orientation is organized by the Office of Medical Student Affairs.


  • Welcome and Introduction to the new Gateway Curriculum
  • Meet your Gateway Coach and Coaching Cohort
  • Humans of St. Louis Presentation
  • Social Engagement Opportunities with Classmates

Important resources

Incoming medical students should refer to their Pre-Matriculation Checklist as primary means to ensure they’ve viewed and completed all necessary forms and tasks prior to matriculating. The Office of Medical Student Affairs has put together a supplementary list of items that are important for you to review prior to your arrival at WUSM . Please read and review these links and respond if indicated.