Announcing – Supporting a Fair Environment (SAFE) Initiative Launch

The SAFE initiative aims to improve our learning environment by promoting positive behaviors and managing concerns about mistreatment and unprofessional behaviors. The new Supporting a Fair Environment (SAFE) committee, led by Dr. Lisa Moscoso, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Dr. Jenny Duncan, Director of Wellness for GME has been working over the past few […]

Eva’s Excerpt December 2021

“What’s your why?” It’s a question I suspect a lot of people are asking themselves these days and it’s a question I think most of us don’t ask ourselves enough. Your why is the reason for your life’s work, your calling, convictions, and career mission. It is where and how you spend your time and […]

Updated COVID Activity Guidance

WUSM Specific Updated Activity Guidance (effective November 5, 2021): Updated Guidelines: Masking: Masking is required in all indoor spaces, including cubicles, regardless of vaccination status. Masks may be removed while alone in non-clinical private spaces (offices, private meeting spaces, break rooms, labs, classrooms, meeting rooms). Masks may be removed while eating or drinking with appropriate […]

Eva’s Excerpt November 2021

But what’s your ultimate goal, you’ll say. That goal will become clearer, will take shape slowly and surely, as the croquis becomes a sketch and the sketch a painting… – Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh, June 1880. On Friday, October 29th, we celebrated the White Coat Ceremony with our new first year students […]

Eva’s Excerpt October 2021

I hope you will indulge me in a little bragging— I know, it’s counter-culture to Wash U and the Midwest in general, but I think it’s necessary. There are a lot of things I could choose to brag about in education right now, but I am going to start with Admissions (and hopefully explain how […]

Eva’s Excerpt September 2021

I am a person who likes my rituals. Every morning I get up (I’m an early riser), make my coffee, feed the pets and then sit in front of my computer and read. Most weekdays, I read my email, whatever documents I need to review for my meetings that day and edit anything that others […]

Eva’s Excerpt August 2021

This is a very tough time. We caught a glimpse of freedom, of recovery from this pandemic, and now it feels torn from us again. The Delta variant of COVID-19 is a difficult adversary, made more difficult by the political division we are experiencing as a country and as a world. I am disheartened, as […]

Supporting a Fair Environment (SAFE) Initiative to address mistreatment and unprofessional behaviors in the learning environment

Note: The SAFE Reporting website is now live at This past year a taskforce was charged with developing a plan to address concerns that have been raised about the learning climate at Washington University Medical Center. Specifically, we have noted rising rates of reported mistreatment from our medical students, with similar trends among residents […]

Eva’s Excerpt July 2021

Those of you who are or have been athletes likely know something about the performance-recovery cycle. Basically, this is the idea that to maximize performance, you need to stress your body intentionally and enough to result in the adaptations it takes to get you to the next level. However, just as important in this cycle […]

Eva’s Excerpt June 2021

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope. ~ Winston Churchill I love this quote from Winston Churchill. Of course, it comes from war times, but, at least to me, it feels a bit like we have been through a war of […]