Student Life

Student groups

Washington University’s medical students have created and administer more than 40 student groups in the areas of the arts and athletics, government and policy, service and support and medical specialty interests. The Office of Medical Student Affairs provides administrative support.

See all Student Groups »


Office of Diversity Programs is dedicated to enhancing educational environment through recruitment of a culturally diverse academic workforce while preparing a diverse student body to become leaders in a vibrant, global society. The office offers a number of support services and engagement opportunities for medical students.

Visit the Office of Diversity Programs »


A number of important events mark your journey through medical school, including Orientation/WUMP and the White Coat Ceremony through Match Day and Commencement. Many of these are administered by the Office of Medical Student Affairs.

Learn more about major events from the Office of Medical Student Affairs »

St. Louis

Overview: The Office of MD Admissions provides an overview of features of interest to medical students.

Dis-Orientation Guide: The first-year medical students’ unique student perspective on all things St. Louis.

The Explore St. Louis website: Produced by the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, this website showcases St. Louis culture, dining, shopping, housing and entertainment offerings.

Housing: The Office of MD Admissions provides information about housing in St. Louis.