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Produced in the Office of Medical Public Affairs. Volume XXXIX, Number 3. Outlook (ISSN 1042-2897) is published quarterly by the Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8508, 4444 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.




FALL 2002

Cover story: Skeleton Crew
Children with rare metabolic bone disorders receive first-rate clinical care while participating in and benefitting from research into their often difficult orthopaedic cases.

Healing Body & Soul
The Siteman Cancer Center makes outreach a priority—offering many programs to St. Louisans in need and forging a strong relationship with the local community.

Hospitalist in the House
Hospitalist physicians provide around-the-clock, comprehensive care for hospital inpatients. This new breed of specialist benefits patients and referring primary care physicians alike.

Continuing Medical Education
Medical technologies and treatments are ever-changing. The School of Medicine’s CME program keeps physicians and other allied health professionals current in their fields.

Picture Page: Stealth Virus
A hidden virus is revealed.

White Coat Welcome: First-year medical students Daniel Liu, Guy Bizek, Terri McMillan and Amy Sheldahl exchange handshakes and hellos following the annual White Coat Ceremony held on August 16, 2002, at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. The yearly event, during which members of the incoming medical school class don their symbolic white “doctor” coats and together take an oath of professionalism, caps a week of orientation activities.