Eva’s Excerpt August 2022

This summer has been quite the roller coaster ride of politics, weather, ongoing pandemic, and more. First, the Dobbs decision sent shockwaves through our country. It is clear that the impacts of the Supreme Court decision will be profound but the details of state-specific laws remain somewhat unclear. Some experts suggest it will be years […]

AOA Class of 2022 Announcement

On behalf of the Washington University School of Medicine Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, we are pleased to announce the Class of 2022 comprising newly elected WUSM faculty, house officers and alumni from across the institution. Congratulations to all! Faculty House Officers WUSM Alumni

Eva’s Excerpt July 2022

On June 24, 2022 the Supreme Court released its final decision regarding Dobbs, State Health Officer of the Mississippi Department of Health, et al. v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization, et al. This case specifically challenged both Roe v. Wade and a later case, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa v. Casey. SCOTUS overturned all three cases […]

Eva’s Excerpt June 2022

Today, I want to talk a little bit about gun violence. I am not a public health expert and I am not going to get political—I just want to talk about what we know and offer hope that things can get better. Let’s start with the facts. Every year, more than 45,000 people in the […]

Eva’s Excerpt May 2022

Last week, I had the pleasure of both participating in the planning of our upcoming commencement ceremonies and meeting with our outstanding alumni. For information about commencement, take a look at the University webpage. This is the first year that ALL faculty are invited to both the university-wide event and the School of Medicine MD […]

Thank You Dr. Deptola and Welcome Dr. Kummer

Dr. Amber Deptola is stepping down from her leadership role directing the Explore Program of the Gateway Curriculum. Dr. Deptola led the creation of the program from its inception, including supervising the development of the Explore Immersion, the Inquiry Curriculum, and providing oversight of the four Explore Pathways. Under her leadership, the Explore program was […]

Eva’s Excerpt April 2022

I want to begin by recognizing our 3rd and 4th year students, Kathy Diemer, Angie MacBryde, Tom De Fer and our Clerkship Directors. Our 4th years just completed the match, in stellar fashion if I do say so! And our 3rd years are now 4th years, having completed the last of the large scale Legacy […]

Gateway’s Approach to IPE

What I love about sports is that for a team to succeed, each team member must know their role and responsibility even in individual sports like tennis – trainers, coaches, racquet stringers. Just like athletes, future physicians must learn to work effectively on healthcare teams which are complex and require the cooperation of many different […]

Eva and Steve’s Excerpt March 2022

First, let me send my thoughts and prayers to all of you who have family, friends and loved ones in the Ukraine. There is nothing I can say or do to reduce the fear and sadness many of you are feeling. I simply hope you know that I care and am thinking of you. In […]

Eva’s Excerpt January 2022

Happy New Year? I mean it as a rhetorical question. Without a doubt, we are starting this year in a tough spot. COVID cases are surging with the widespread introduction of the Omicron variant across the US. Unlike prior surges, we are hit hard with not just hospitalizations, but also large numbers of faculty and […]