Washington University School of Medicine welcomes
a new class of future MDs.
Engaged, intellectually curious, multitalented.
Who is the Entering Class of 2019?
49 women | 51 men
26 enrolled in the
graduates of 54
from 5 countries and
30 U.S. states
Written by the Entering Class of 2019
As I begin the study of medicine, I take this oath freely and upon my honor.
To my patients, I pledge that:
I will make you my priority as I support you in realizing your full health potential;
I will hold sacred our partnership by earning your trust and working to understand your story;
I will empower you and your loved ones to make choices that reflect your values and beliefs;
I will serve you with humility and be grateful for the lessons you teach me.
To my profession, I pledge that:
I will devote myself to a lifetime of learning, teaching, and mentoring;
I will advance the art and science of medicine through inquiry;
I will practice with integrity and empathy;
I will respect the unique expertise of all members of the healthcare team and embrace our interdependence.
To society, I pledge that:
I will champion accessible, equitable, and sustainable care for all;
I will build a safe environment by holding myself and others accountable for our biases;
I will confront historical traumas and systemic injustices that continue to impact people’s lives, especially those perpetuated by the institution of medicine;
I will fulfill my responsibility to advocate for progress.
To myself, I pledge that:
I will recognize my limitations and act within my capabilities;
I will request and provide assistance without hesitation;
I will navigate medicine’s complexity with my best judgment, learn from my mistakes, and seek forgiveness;
I will embrace my humanity and care for myself in order to best care for others.
I celebrate this opportunity and am grateful to those
who support and inspire me.
May I hold fast to the principles and passion with which I take this oath.
Welcoming the next generation to #WashUMed
WUSM Plunge introduces incoming students to the medical school, the medical profession, the St. Louis community and each other.
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Your MD cohort: a steadfast support system. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Before kicking off their week-long introduction to public health in St. Louis, our first-year MD students connected through immersive team-building. This week they’ll explore social determinants of health, health inequities, gun violence and other public health challenges.
Trauma surgeon @laurie_punch teaches life-saving community courses on how to stop blood loss during emergencies. Yesterday, she introduced first-year medical students to her innovative program, Stop The Bleed. pic.twitter.com/Bm7wROOBd1
— Washington U. Med (@WUSTLmed) August 15, 2019
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In the chaos of #MedSchool orientation, our first year students took a moment to be in the moment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our students spend most of their time caring for others. #WashUMed provides the resources and support to ensure their wellbeing, too. Learn more about wellness support offered through the Office of Student Medical Affairs ➡️ Link in bio
This group of beginning medical students from Washington University came and wrapped 3150 diapers with us in the warehouse. Because of their work and donation, around 75 families will have the diapers that they need this month. Thank you for your service! 🙂@WUSTLmed pic.twitter.com/I8mjRx6kvv
— Stl Diaper Bank (@stldiaperbank) August 15, 2019
Before kicking off their week-long introduction to public health in St. Louis, our first-year MD students connected through team-building. This week they’ll explore #SDoH, health inequities, gun violence and other challenges. pic.twitter.com/NShbfOykcO
— Washington U. Med (@WUSTLmed) August 13, 2019