Class of 2024 — Douglas Nguyen, MD

My main goal for residency was to graduate as a competent anesthesiologist, prepared for any complexity that might arise. This included choosing a program like WashU. Like many top-tier programs, it offered early exposure to sub-specialty care, with complex pathologies in every case. But what made WashU stand out was its one-of-a-kind culture. Everyone is just […]

Class of 2024 — Mallory Hawksworth, MD

As I began the interview process, I reflected on the qualities I most wanted in a residency program. While many of the top anesthesiology programs in the country provide excellent training, there were a few factors that really made WashU stand out. I was born and raised, and attended college and medical school in the […]

Class of 2024 — Jeffrey Wherritt, DO

As I look toward fellowship and the next steps in my career, I am grateful for all that WashU has provided me. Whether that future lies in academia or private practice, I am confident WashU has given me all the skills I need to succeed, and a network of friends and colleagues to support me […]

Class of 2024 — Sam Erlinger, MD

My journey to WashU began earlier than most. Growing up just outside of St. Louis, I attended high school just a few blocks away from WashU’s medical campus. As a result, I had the opportunity to participate in a program that paired students with a physician-scientist mentor at WashU. Even at that early point in […]

Class of 2025 — Shourik Dutta, MD

When I reflect back on what helped me choose WashU, a couple things come to mind. First, I was fortunate enough to visit St. Louis prior to rank list’s for residency being due, and what I found is that STL is a hidden gem. The city is Goldilocks-sized, with numerous urban attractions without the overcrowding, […]

Class of 2023 — Kathleen Bickel, MD, PhD

When looking for an anesthesiology residency program that combined excellent clinical training with support for developing a career in the basic sciences, WashU was a frontrunner. My brother and sister-in-law also lived in St. Louis at the time, which was an added plus. I was ecstatic to match here, and firmly believe that no other […]

Class of 2021 — Tamanna Huda, MD

As I began the interview process, I had a few things that I was looking for in a program: good people, great training, work-life balance, and a convenient location. I ranked WashU number one on my list because it was truly the only program that offered all of these things. I met a lot of […]

Class of 2021 — Mark Arcario, MD, PhD

Mark Arcario, MD, PhD

I vividly remember the match process from two years ago — the application, the nervous wait for interview invitations, the frantic packing (and unpacking) of a suitcase, and, most importantly, opening that letter. As a medical student, it can be hard to know what to look for in a residency program because you really do […]

Class of 2021 — Christian Guay, MD

I was in an operating room at the Montreal Neurological Institute when I received the invitation to interview at WashUy. Still in the OR, my research mentor started telling me all about Dr. Michael Avidan and the ambitious projects that he and his team were pioneering at Wash U. Two months later, I was sitting […]

Class of 2023 — Lauren Lagrimas, MD

I’m a Texas native without any inside scoop on WashU, I only knew it by its outstanding reputation. I was a bit intimidated, with no family or friends in the Midwest, and no idea if I could live up to the caliber of this program. However, I quickly discovered how silly my fears were as […]