photo of residents at backyard get-together

Residents enjoy a balanced lifestyle in a fun, affordable city.

  • Residents form a supportive, tight social group, so the training experience is collegial rather than competitive 
  • A centralized hospital system makes clinical sites easily accessible
  • With “night float” call hours, clinical responsibilities are concentrated into weekly blocks
  • Department emphasis on work-life balance means training is rigorous but not overwhelming

Why we love St. Louis

Life in St. Louis means enjoying the hospitality, easy commute, and affordable cost of living associated with the Midwest, while also entertaining cultural, ethnic, religious, and political diversity. St. Louis has also recently witnessed a booming real estate market and substantial increase in tech start-up companies.

The Washington University medical school campus is located in the beautiful Central West End neighborhood. Affordable housing, an abundance of shops and restaurants, a short walk to campus, and access to the Metrolink train station make this neighborhood the ideal home for Washington University students and faculty.

St. Louis provides something for everyone. Summertime activities consist of a wide variety of weekend festivals; trips to the St. Louis Zoo, Science Center, and City Museum; and scenic strolls through the Missouri Botanical Gardens and nationally acclaimed Forest Park. For those that enjoy night life, check out The Delmar Loop, Cherokee Street, historic Soulard, and the Grove for live entertainment. 

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