Washington University’s Bernard Becker Medical Library is one of the oldest and largest medical libraries in the Midwest. Located on the medical campus, just east of Barnes-Jewish Hospital south, the eighth level medical library is easily accessible. The library houses 208,000 volumes, including 2,000 separate journal subscriptions.

Computer services

PCs and software are available for residents’ use. The Bernard Becker Medical Library provides training for word processing, data analysis and collection.

Exercise centers

On the medical school campus, the WellAware Center offers a complete exercise center for a small fee to faculty, staff, and students. An indoor track, rowing machines, stationary cycles, treadmills, free weights, Nautilus machines, and aerobic exercise classes are available.

Child care

The hospital sponsored Child Development Center is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended evening care available until 8 p.m. Programs are available year round for infants through kindergarten age children. Summer camp is available for school age children.


Residents receive four white labcoats each year.


Designated parking facilities are available in the immediate vicinity of the Medical Center at no charge, as provided by Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Diversity programs

Washington University School of Medicine strongly believes its continued success and preeminence depends on creating and maintaining a culturally competent and diverse academic workplace. In 1996, the Medical School demonstrated its commitment to cultural diversity by creating the Office of Diversity Programs. The current mission reflects the promotion of cultural diversity, not only within the student body, but also within the entire academic workforce, as a means of enhancing the environment at the School of Medicine.

Goals set forth by the Office of Diversity Programs reflects the Medical School’s efforts to promote an academic environment that extols personal differences and affirms the benefits of multiculturalism – an active process that stresses an understanding and acceptance of cultures, beliefs, and practices distinct from one’s own.

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University and Barnes- Jewish Hospital do not discriminate in access to, treatment, or employment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or disability. Present Department of Defense policy governing ROTC and AFROTC programs discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation; such discrimination is inconsistent with Washington University’s policy.

Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130- 4899; 314-935-5949.