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At Saint Louis University School of Medicine, we are committed to advancing health care for individuals and our community.

Faculty, learners, and staff of SLU School of Medicine embrace Cura Personalis, the ideal of care for the whole person.  Our hospitals and clinics serve a diverse urban population.   At SLU, principles of social determinants of health and health equity are integrated into medical education.  

Casa de Salud

 Saint Louis University School of Medicine students volunteer at  Casa de Salud, a premier health care resource for the foreign-born community of metropolitan St. Louis and part of the infrastructure that welcomes people of all origins to our region. Casa believes that a diverse and inclusive community is the bedrock of a vibrant and prosperous region and that when we provide access to quality health care with integrity, compassion and respect; we help create a dynamic and culturally rich community from which everyone benefits.

Located on the campus of Saint Louis University, Casa offers a variety of services for people who are uninsured or who experience significant barriers to accessing care, including primary care for illness and injury, mental health counseling, case management, care coordination and home health visits. SLU is a partnering organization with the non-profit, with our faculty members serving on Casa de Salud’s Board of Directors and joining SLU students in volunteering at the clinic.

Students who give time at Casa make a significant difference in the lives of the foreign-born and the underserved, which results in better health and prosperity for our region.

 Visit Casa de Salud

Adventures In Medicine and Science (AIMS)

Adventures In Medicine and Science is a youth community outreach program that provides health education and prevention information to students throughout the school year. With a combination of hands-on opportunities and auditorium presentations, students get a unique look at the human body.

Learn More About AIMS

Service and Advocacy Learning Community

The Service and Advocacy Learning Community at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine consists of students and faculty committed to promoting service and advocacy across all spectrums.

The community acts to bring students in contact with community agencies, research, and projects that enhance their learning and future as clinicians in the community.

Outreach Education and Service Task Force Groups

  • Adolescent Teen Pregnancy Clinic
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Doctors for Diversity
  • Empowering Youth Today 
  • Global Health
  • HIV/STI Prevention Task Force
  • Physicians for Human Rights
  • SLU Sight
  • Sun Protection Outreach Teaching by Students (SPOTS)
  • Tar Wars