A Message from Dean Perlmutter
Washington University School of Medicine educates and trains outstanding physicians, scientists and health care professionals who are poised to become leaders in their respective fields. Their influence has been and will continue to be profound. Perhaps most important, the work of our current and future students will dramatically enhance human health for generations to come.
Washington University competes with the top tier of medical schools for exceptional students, and we have recruited the top class in the nation for nearly one and one half decades. The young men and women who come to the School of Medicine are involved in every aspect of the medical center, including patient care, research and service in the community. The rich educational experiences provided by the School of Medicine are costly, and the expense of a premier education is becoming increasingly daunting for a greater portion of our most promising students.
In order to remain affordable for our students and to continue to compete with the nation’s strongest medical schools, the School of Medicine has placed even greater emphasis on philanthropic support of scholarships. For more than eight decades, alumni and friends have carried on a tradition of scholarship support. The cost of a medical education results in an unfair debt load for our students, and we are compelled to alleviate this burden. Scholarships are the key to allowing future generations of students to pursue a career path based on passion, not on potential income.
Scholarships truly reduce debt and have an immediate impact. Thank you for your consideration of a gift for scholarships.
David H. Perlmutter, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean
Washington University School of Medicine