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St. Louis is a hub for international research and a destination for patients seeking exceptional care. More than 150 companies in St. Louis are engaged in growing innovative bioscience research and technology.

The city is home to more than labs and hospitals, though. St. Louis attracts artists, engineers, entrepreneurs and other innovative professionals working at the forefront of diverse fields and endeavors.

St. Louis Life

Affordable City Life

#1 City Park in the U.S.

Local Foods

Check out this categorized list of the best places to eat around the city, created by Washington University MD students.

Advancing Medicine at Washington University

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In recent years, the St. Louis region has become ground zero for a nationwide social justice movement. While many people in St. Louis live comfortably in safe neighborhoods with easy access to good schools, amenities and health care, too many residents live a world away, grappling with the consequences of systemic racism.

With a strong commitment to anti-racism, the medical school is facing these disparities head-on. The school is taking meaningful action to increase diversity on campus and in health professions while making culturally competent healthcare a curricular priority. University-wide, diversity initiatives and programs aim to correct systemic disparities, while dialogue series and community partnerships expand the conversation beyond campus and promote active engagement.

Washington University School of Medicine is a place for people who want to change the world. Our students, faculty and trainees are active partners in the St. Louis community, working to improve the region’s public health infrastructure while developing the cultural awareness required of effective and engaged health care professionals.

LGBTQmed – LGBTQ Med is the Washington University School of Medicine student-run interest group dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) identity and health.

OUTmed – OUTmed is a Department of Medicine sponsored organization that advocates for the LGBTQIA+ community.  Membership is comprised of faculty, trainees, residents, students, staff and allies.  Members from across the School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital are welcome to participate.