Priyanka P., M1
One of the best things about WUSM is the walkability of the medical campus and Central West End. St. Louis’s public transportation is a great resource for students without cars who want to explore other parts of the city. All WUSM students receive a U-pass — a free pass that allows unlimited access to the MetroLink and MetroBus (the light-rail and bus systems, respectively). The MetroLink is my personal favorite. It provides an easy way to get to the Lambert-St. Louis Airport, and the Sumers Rec Center on the Danforth Campus. Best of all, it allows us to get to the Cardinal’s Busch Stadium, the Scottrade Center, the Gateway Arch, Union Station, and other major destinations in a quick 10-15 minute ride. You can carry bikes on both the MetroLink and the MetroBus, and the trains generally arrive on time (except when there is construction on the tracks). So get ready to explore St. Louis without worrying about the hassles of driving, parking, or having to pay!