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A Message From Acting Dean Wilmott


Compassionate healthcare and faithful service are two aspects at the core of Saint Louis University’s service-focused mission that our faculty, staff and students pursue every day.

Our most recent graduates will soon leave for their residency programs to continue the mission of compassionate care. This year’s class matched into programs that included the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, Yale, Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic. Many opted to stay in the Midwest, and in addition to SLU we will be well-represented at Northwestern, University of Chicago, and Cleveland Clinic.

Faithful service in our community is at the heart of the School of Medicine. You will see your alumni magazine, Grand Rounds, has been redeveloped to reflect the work taking place that is moving the Saint Louis University School of Medicine community forward. In our recent issue, we scratch the surface of addiction and we announce that SLU is changing the future of addiction medicine with the new Center for Substance Use Disorders and Pain Management. Highlighted are many faculty and graduates who are diving into the addiction epidemic and tackling the issues head-on. We look forward to presenting timely topics and describing how SLU’s School of Medicine is changing the landscape of those topics.

We will continue the pursuit of excellence in education, research, clinical care, and community engagement well into the future. We will continue our tradition of compassion and service through Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University. This campaign will allow us to invest in the technology and resources needed to stay competitive in the medical landscape. The University’s overall goal for the Accelerating Excellence campaign is $500 million. I am pleased to report that School of Medicine alumni, faculty, staff and friends have raised $80 million toward the goal. Your support has allowed us to adapt our teaching methods to better serve our students, provide needed scholarships to reduce the burden of student debt, provide the education and resources needed for our residents to match and be successful in their endeavors, and provide the research dollars needed to keep us on the forefront of medical innovation.

Wilmott signatureRobert Wilmott, M.D.
Acting Dean and Vice President for Medical Affairs
Saint Louis University School of Medicine