Adjusting to medical school can be difficult. Here, graduating M4s and some of our M1 class’s most popular WashU Med faculty share words of wisdom on how to make the most out of your time in St. Louis.

Section Editor: 

Madeleine Busby

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Advice Section Editor

Hello, everyone, and welcome to WashU! My name is Madeleine and I graduated from Oregon State University in 2020 with a degree in Biology. I’ve spent most of my life on the West Coast, and I had never been to St. Louis before I moved here. I was nervous about moving so far from home, but the Dis-O Guide was comforting and helped me adjust to my new life. In fact, it was such a great resource that I jumped at the opportunity to be an editor when it was my class’s turn to write the guide! When I’m not on campus, you can find me hanging out with friends in Forest Park, watching Netflix with my cat, Bubba, or playing pickleball at Tower Grove Park!