Catch up on awards and appointments, initiatives and opportunities, and other education-related announcements below.

Eva’s Excerpt November 2023

I have been struggling to sleep the last several weeks. I fall asleep fine – generally tired out by the events of the day, but I wake up a few times each night and then drag myself out of bed at 5 AM to start the day. I notice I am not as patient as […]

Eva’s Excerpt October 2023

“Success is Leased and the Rent is Due Every Day” ~ JJ Watt and Buddy Morris Many of you will have read the wonderful article about our LCME outcomes in The Record last month. I hope every one of you is proud of what we have accomplished because it is all of our collective work […]

Eva’s Excerpt September 2023

On Tuesday, September 5th, we welcomed the last of our entering learners (MD Program) to campus. Others, including residents and fellows, have already settled in, but most started sometime in August and are still finding their bearings. I had the pleasure of welcoming some of these amazing people personally during their respective orientations. Each year […]

WUSM Collaborates on Multi-Institutional Study on Disparities in Grading

Washington University School of Medicine (WashU) will serve as a key collaborator in an American Medical Association (AMA) ChangeMedEd Innovation Grant entitled, “Identifying Disparities in Clinical Grading to Promote Equity: A Multi-Institutional Study”. Tai Lockspeiser, MD, MHPE, of the University of Colorado is the Principal Investigator. The aim of this multi-institutional study is to advance […]

Wallace Named Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Colleen Wallace, MD, has been named Assistant Dean of Student Affairs effective August 2023. Dr. Wallace first came to WashU as a medical student in 1997. Upon graduation, she completed her pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and promptly transitioned into a successful clinician/educator journey. Along the way, she has served as the Co-Director […]

Sonn Named Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Tammy Sonn, MD, has been named Associate Dean of Student Affairs effective January 2024. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for providing proactive leadership for the delivery of programs and services to support medical students’ academic achievement as well as personal and professional development across the student lifecycle. Dr. Sonn began her career […]

Eva’s Excerpt August 2023

The Next Era of Student Affairs in the MD Program I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Tammy Sonn has accepted the position of Associate Dean of Student Affairs (January 2024 start). She will be joined by Dr. Colleen Wallace (August 2023 start) in a new role as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. Dr. Kathy […]

WashU Addresses AI Technology

Dear Members of the WashU Community,   There has been much discussion recently surrounding the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), AI that uses algorithms to quickly produce content such as text, images, music, videos, code, or other media through the use of commands or prompts.   The power and functionality of these tools has great potential to be incredibly beneficial across all disciplines and among all organizations. Examples […]

Eva’s Excerpt July 2023

Yesterday we celebrated Independence Day. This holiday, meant to celebrate the principles upon which this country was founded, rang hollow for me this year. I continue to hold out hope that we can both celebrate all we have accomplished as a country, while recognizing the harms and injustices that have occurred, as beautifully described in […]

Eva’s Except June 2023

Was May a whirlwind roller coaster for anyone else? It was completely crazy for me – filled with ups and downs and unexpected turns. Like many of you, I spent a fair amount of May on clinical service. For those of you that do not know, I am a general internist and currently, I only […]