About St. Louis
A hub for international research and a destination for patients in need of exceptional care, St. Louis is the ideal location to train and excel in health, medicine and research. In addition to internationally renowned physicians and scientists, the city attracts engineers, business leaders, educators, artists, activists and other innovative professionals working at the forefront of diverse fields and endeavors.
Newcomers to St. Louis are often surprised to find an affordable, family-friendly city brimming with culture, character and entertainment. In fact, the city earns accolades from techies, foodies, music-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts nationwide.
The city’s world-class museums, gardens and arts centers showcase award-winning performances and exhibitions. Sports fans pack stadiums for Cardinals baseball, Blues hockey, exhibition soccer matches and a number of semi-pro teams. Beautiful parks and greenways offer ample recreation close to home, and outside of the city, national forests and state parks offer endless opportunities for hiking, biking, climbing and kayaking.
St. Louis is also home to countless restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and bakeries that delight food-lovers of all palates. A rotating cast of food trucks rolls through the medical campus on a daily basis, and dozens of dining options within a mile of campus offer fare ranging from gyros and street tacos to gourmet donuts and French pastries.
With so much to offer, St. Louis is still that rare city where you can live within walking or biking distance of a university and enjoy cosmopolitan amenities for a moderate price. Rentals and housing stock range from contemporary lofts to historic brick homes, and the cost of living is far lower than that of large coastal cities. The city’s MetroLink train makes a stop in the heart of the medical campus, so a trip downtown or to the airport is a quick ride away.