The Saint Louis University School of Medicine is ranked 49th in the nation as the best medical school for primary care by U.S. News and World Report.
Beyond the essential objective of training physicians who are scholars of human biology, we strive to graduate physicians who manifest in their personal and professional lives an appreciation of humanistic medicine.
At SLU, we regard humanistic medicine as a constellation of ethical and professional attitudes, which affect the physician's interactions with patients, colleagues and society. Among these attitudes are:
The Medical Scholar Program at Saint Louis University is an exclusive opportunity for first-time freshmen who plan to attend medical school. Certain programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, Doisy College of Health Sciences, Parks College of Engineering and the College of Public Health and Social Justice are approved for Medical Scholars.
If a student meets the program requirements, including maintaining a 3.65 cumulative and math/science GPA, they can apply early to the SLU School of Medicine.
Interested applicants should contact the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Studies for more information.
Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) is the National Medical Honor Society. The top 25 percent of a medical school class is eligible for nomination to (AΩA), and up to 16 percent may be elected based on leadership, character, community service and professionalism. Members who demonstrate scholarly achievement and professional contributions and values during their careers in medicine may also be elected by chapters. Distinguished professionals (faculty and alumni) may also be elected to honorary membership.
More than 50 Nobel Prize winners in physiology, medicine or chemistry have been AΩA members, as are nearly 75 percent of deans of U.S. medical schools.
Each year, AΩA grants more than $575,000 to medical students and faculty for awards, projects and prizes that recognize outstanding commitment and dedication to caring for others and provision of high-quality health care.
Saint Louis University conducts medical training at the SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, a 365-bed tertiary care facility and Level I trauma center. Other affiliated institutions include SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Mercy Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, Bethesda Cancer Research Center, St. Anthony's Medical Center, and the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A portion of electives may be taken at other academic and clinical institutions.
SLU participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), which annually matches students with their preferred choice for residency.
The School of Medicine Class of 2017 matched into residency programs that included Yale, Harvard, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt, Case Western Reserve, Stanford and UCLA, as well as programs at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.