Physicians and researchers at the School of Medicine are working with community partners to identify needs and better deliver services to medically vulnerable and underserved communities in the St. Louis metropolitan region and rural Missouri.
Dispensing health-care advice and offering information about community resources at the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival in September was Joshua McPhie, a fourth-year medical student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. McPhie, along with 10 other Spanish-speaking medical students, screened patients in the Healthy Kid Express van, a mobile health-care clinic.
Will Ross co-founded Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience in 2013. A magnet public high school, Collegiate aims to serve high-achieving students, many of whom reside in under-resourced neighborhoods and are interested in pursuing careers in science, medicine and health. In August, Collegiate School was ranked the No. 2 public high school out of 455 schools in Missouri, and No. 150 in the nation.
Brenda Battle returned to St. Louis to deliver the Homer G. Phillips Public Health Lecture Series keynote address and she offered a stirring message urging the region to reduce its healthcare disparities. The annual event carried the 2023 theme of “Anchoring Communities: A Roadmap to Equity and Transformation in Marginalized Communities.”
Nationally, women enter medical school in similar proportions to men, but often, the number of women in leadership still lags behind
Pre-nursing program, in partnership with Goldfarb School of Nursing, meets needs of working adults with little or no college.
Medical student focused on health equity in vision care As a Latina, I also see many examples of health inequities among native Spanish speakers. A lot of providers don’t speak Spanish. Language barriers can have a major impact on health care. It’s important for people who are bilingual, like me, to go into the community, […]
The Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, established in 2005 by Yale University and Howard University to recognize outstanding scholarly achievement, recently inducted four doctoral candidates from Washington University in St. Louis.
The sample activities below provide a framework for faculty members to find opportunities and develop practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion at Washington University School of Medicine.
From the Civil War to the 21st century, Black women have fought to become physicians. A new book by Jasmine Brown, AB ’18, tells the story of the barriers Black women pursuing a career in medicine have faced throughout history. Published in January, Twice as Hard (Beacon Press) shines a light on the achievements of these women, often ignored or forgotten.
We are thrilled to announce the incoming 2023 cohort of Anesthesiology Summer Research (ASSURE) fellows, marking the third year of the program at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. This research opportunity offers college students from the St. Louis metro area the chance to participate in basic, clinical, and translational research projects. Guided by […]
For 20 years, the Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center has worked to boost diversity in clinical trials Washington University has worked hard to break the national pattern. In 2000, it established one of the country’s earliest groups dedicated to increasing African American participation in Alzheimer’s research: the African American Advisory Board at the Charles F. and […]
Last week marked the beginning of Ramadan this year. People all over the world, here in St. Louis, and many colleagues and patients will be celebrating and observing Ramadan. As we work towards a culture that values diversity and a community that strives to foster belonging, we thought it might be helpful to share a […]
Our office is excited about the programs we are offering and other opportunities all around us to help each of us learn and celebrate Black History Month! Please register for events you plan to attend.
We are excited to share the WashU Med ODEI annual MLK Week Commemoration 2023 programming! Tuesday, January 17 – Friday, January 20, 2023