Welcome to Washington University School of Medicine! As you prepare to enter the next chapter of your life, the Dis-Orientation (Dis-O) Guide will introduce you to the ins and outs of life as a medical student.

Each Dis-O Guide is specific to the experiences of the class. If you are curious about something that is not presented in this year’s guide, we highly recommend checking out the Dis-O archives.

Before you enter our year’s guide, take in some words of wisdom from the Dean of the Medical School, the Associate Dean for Admissions, and the medical student editors of the Dis-Orientation Guide.