Since 1994, Saint Louis University School of Medicine students and physicians have been committed to providing free health care services in an academic environment. SLU’s Health Resource Center offers eight different free clinic sessions to meet our patients’ needs.
Our medical students have clerkships and our residents perform clinical rotations at various regional health care facilities in the St. Louis region, including: SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, The Missouri Region Poison Center, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, VA Saint Louis Health Care System John Cochran Division, Des Peres Hospital, and St. Anthony's Medical Center.
Medical school can be a stressful and dispiriting experience, but it doesn’t have to be. At Saint Louis University, we’ve made a number of changes to the curriculum that are consistent with the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person — mind, body, heart and spirit — including:
Saint Louis University’s medical school faculty teach both the science and the art of medicine. Every aspect of the curriculum encourages independent inquiry while introducing students to an array of skills necessary for a lifetime of critical evaluation and learning.
Throughout the four years, students will explore the basic and clinical sciences through small group activities, computer-based instruction, and case-based tutorials. The Clinical Skills Center lets students interact with trained standardized patients and practice selected clinical procedures on simulated models and mannequins before participating in the care of actual patients.
During third- and fourth-year clinical rotations, students will continue to develop diagnostic and treatment competencies in a variety of supervised inpatient and outpatient settings.
The School of Medicine graduates are well-prepared to practice medicine in a variety of settings. According to the Bureau of Labor, the median annual salary for physicians and surgeons in 2017 was $214,700.
Specific academic requirements include a minimum of 90 semester credits (135 quarter credits) in undergraduate arts and sciences courses. Virtually all accepted applicants complete a baccalaureate degree of at least 120 semester credits (180 quarter credits) from an accredited college or university. In all cases, the committee on admissions is more concerned with the quality of the applicant's education than with the number of credits or years of pre-medical training. Students who have received their education at a foreign school must complete at least one academic year of science course work in an accredited North American college or university prior to making application
Course requirements include (credits in parentheses):
A laboratory course is required in these sciences.
Apart from academic characteristics, the School of Medicine recognizes a responsibility to consider applicants as individuals, particularly in the evaluation of the breadth of their educational experience, their personality traits, maturity level, and appropriate motivation and commitment to a career in medicine.
Saint Louis University School of Medicine accepts applications for transfer with advanced standing into the third year only from students currently enrolled and in good standing in allopathic medical schools located in the United States and accredited by the LCME. Applications from students enrolled in foreign medical schools will not be accepted.
The School of Medicine does not reserve any places for transfer students, and the number of places that become available through attrition is normally small. Preference will be given to applicants faced with extreme personal hardship necessitating transfer to the St. Louis area and to applicants whose spouses must relocate in this area.
The deadline for application with advanced standing is April 15. Applications must be supported by a letter from the student's present dean.
Personal interviews are required for all candidates. Applicants must perform well on Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Applications from students who have failed coursework or have been terminated for any reason at another medical school will not be considered.
To be considered for admission at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine an application must include the following:
Saint Louis University is one of many medical schools participating in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), and students will complete an application there. The application will become available in the spring. The deadline for submission of materials to AMCAS is Dec. 15.
All applicants to the Saint Louis University School of Medicine must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and submit the results of this test to the committee on admissions. The test must be completed by September 2019. The committee does not consider MCAT scores prior to 2016.
A service fee of $100 is charged to all applicants. An American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) fee waiver may be available.
A passport-size photograph is required. This .jpg photo will be uploaded into the application system.
If your school has a pre-medical advisory committee, a letter from the committee is sufficient. If your school does not have a committee, please request letters of evaluation from three of your college or university teachers. Be sure at least one of these individuals teaches science. Remember, an insightful and in-depth evaluation by someone who knows you is of greater value than just a recapitulation of your academic work. Letters from others who know you, in addition to the basic recommendations, are welcome as well. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all necessary documents reach the committee on admissions. Please remember that your application is not complete until all letters of recommendation have been received.
Applicants are carefully selected for an interview with a member of the committee. The interview itinerary includes a luncheon with students and faculty, financial aid information and a tour of the School of Medicine.
All required materials required for the committee on admissions should be submitted as early as possible.
Communications of admission decisions will be sent via email. Every effort is made to be sure each applicant receives notification by April 30, 2020, whether that decision is accepted, not accepted or placement on the alternate list.
Saint Louis University encourages good communication. Please include your name as appears on your application and your AMCAS ID number in your correspondence. We encourage use of email.
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
1402 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
For priority consideration for graduate assistantship, applicants should complete their applications by Feb. 1.
For more information, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.
The Saint Louis University School of Medicine is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body for medical education in the United States.
|A 0100||Introduction to Clinical Anatomy||9|
|MED 0101||Clinical Interviewing||13|
|IPT 0100||Principles of Immunology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics||8|
|BMH 0100||Behavioral Medicine and Health||2|
|CMB 0100||Cell and Molecular Biology||7|
|EPI 0100||Epidemiology and Biostatistics||3|
|HCE 0101||Foundations in Health Care Ethics||1|
|HQI 0101||Fundamentals of Patient Safety||1|
|MIM 0100||Introduction to Medical Information Management||1|
|NSCI 0100||Basic Clinical Neurosciences||7|
|PATH 0100||Introduction to Pathology||4|
|MD 0100||Professional and Personal Development I||1|
|M1s take either two 6 wk electives or one 12-wk elective||6|
|HQI 0201||Fundamentals of Quality Improvement||1|
|MED 0202||Clinical Diagnosis||8|
|MD 0202||Professional and Personal Development II||1|
|CARD 0200||Cardiovascular System||5|
|HCE 0201||Clinical Reasoning in Health Care Ethics||1|
|ENDR 0200||Endocrine and Reproductive System||4|
|GI 0200||Gastrointestinal System||4|
|RENL 0200||Renal Urinary System||4|
|RESP 0200||Respiratory System||5|
|SBJ 0200||Skin, Bone and Joint Module||3|
|RMED 0200||Research Methods||1|
|MD 0200||Special Study for Exams||0|
|FCM 0301||Family Medicine Clerkship||6|
|IM 0301||Internal Medicine Clerkship||8|
|N 0301||Neurology Clerkship||4|
|OB 0301||Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health Clerkship||6|
|PED 0301||Pediatric Clerkship||8|
|PS 0301||Psychiatry Clerkship||4|
|S 0301||Surgery Clerkship||8|
|Career Exploration - two 2 week selectives||4|
|APCS 0300||Applied Clinical Skills 3||1|
|FCM 0430||Inter-Professional Team Seminars||1|
|IM 0451||Required Ambulatory Medicine||4|
|EM 0410||Emergency Medicine||4|
|Acting Internship - choice of one 4 week AI||4|
|CAP 0400||Required Capstone||2|