New Faculty

Welcome to St. Louis and Washington University’s School of Medicine! Here you will find helpful information in planning your relocation to St. Louis or as you settle in.

Hiring, retaining and promoting a top team of innovative, dedicated and motivated physicians and scientists is a priority at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), and we are committed to helping our faculty achieve optimum work-life balance and career satisfaction. This brochure provides an overview of key resources and benefits that can help faculty accommodate the demands of career and personal life, including:

  • Family Care
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Benefits
  • University Services

Featured professional associations


Association of American Medical Colleges

The AAMC leads and serves the academic medicine community to improve the health of people everywhere. Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the AAMC is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations.

Academic Women’s Network

The Academic Women’s Network was established in 1990 by women faculty at WUSM to promote professional interactions and career development and to assist and mentor women in science and medicine.


Washington University Medical Center Housestaff Auxiliary

WUMCHA (wümchä), a department of Barnes Jewish Hospital, has acted as a support group to address the unique needs of spouses, partners, residents, fellows, and attending physicians affiliated with the Medical Center since 1982. These people, the majority of whom have relocated to St. Louis, have special life stresses that WUMCHA strives to address.

Medical Campus

Why we love St. Louis

Here you’ll find charming neighborhoods, vibrant culture and culinary scenes, and plenty of fun for nature-lovers and urbanites alike – all packed into an incredibly affordable city.