Eva’s Excerpt December 2022

Pause? I think many people look at me and assume that I work non-stop. “Driven,” might be a word some would use to describe me. There is clear truth to that. And I am also a strong believer in the importance of the pause. It is a practice I’ve developed, use consistently, and is something […]

Eva’s Excerpt November 2022

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie This quote comes from self-help author Melody Beattie, and I came across it while thinking about what to […]

Eva’s Excerpt October 2022

Do you ever wonder what our strengths and weaknesses are as an institution? Want to know? Well, it turns out this is a core function of the LCME self-study process. While we won’t know the results of the external peer review process until after the site visit in February (and even after that when the […]

Eva’s Excerpt September 2022

Welcome to our new students!!!! I LOVE this time of year. Things start to cool off a little, Pedal the Cause is just around the corner (there is still time to sign up), and our new students arrive. Their arrival ushers in such an important excitement and enthusiasm- an excellent reminder of why so many […]

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 […]