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We welcome you to Saint Louis University and to the study of medicine. Undoubtedly you are excited and you have every right to be. You worked hard to get here and we don’t think you’ll be disappointed: Medicine is a fascinating and rewarding career.

Student Life


Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs provides guidance, support and administrative assistance to all of our medical students. It maintains an open door policy and is always open to answer questions and offer support.

The office coordinates important events like the First Year Orientation, the annual White Coat Ceremony and various commencement activities. The office also acts as a liaison to faculty and administration, and assists with academic advising and personal counseling.

Other areas of responsibility of the office include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating second-year convocation
  • Coordinating fourth-year convocation
  • Overseeing career advising services for students in all years
  • Overseeing student-run organizations
  • Supervising the election of class officers
  • Advising students on research opportunities
  • Maintaining an information database of off-campus housing
  • Participating in the writing of medical student performance evaluations/dean's letters
  • Overseeing the distribution of student awards given out at graduation
  • Guiding students interested in rotations/electives in foreign countries
  • Scheduling town hall meetings with the dean, the dean's staff and interested
  • students
  • Supporting students eligible for military reimbursements

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The School of Medicine hosts orientation events for first-year medical students, as well as our new residents and fellows. Medical students completing clerkships though various divisions and departments will also have orientations their first day of the course.


As an initial course of action, students seeing academic, career or personal counseling should contact the Dean of Students in the Office of Student Affairs for advice and referral. The Office of Multicultural Affairs serves as a similar resource.

Faculty course and clerkship directors are a prime source for immediate academic assistance.

Additional resources available to you, include our faculty, your fellow students, mentors, counselors, educational specialists, psychologists and psychiatrists who are available to provide information and help.

Career Advising

Mentors and Shadowing

Student Professional Conduct Council

The School of Medicine’s Professional Conduct Council is empowered to investigate violations of the Code of Professional Conduct and to impose sanctions or remediation.

Membership consists of a chairperson (who is a non-student member), two students from the second- and third-year classes, one faculty member and one member from the dean's staff.

Student terms begin in Year Two and terminate at the end of Year Three. Faculty, administrative staff and the chairperson serve for four years. All members are appointed by the dean.

Professional Conduct Council Members

  • Thomas J. Otto, M.D., Committee Chair
  • Jeffrey Whiting, M.D.
  • Shelby Lee, Class of 2018

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Housing and Life in St. Louis

The city of St. Louis offers a variety of affordable housing stock including downtown lofts, apartments and condos close to campus, and single-family homes from historic row houses and bungalows to suburban new construction.

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