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Top 10 Reasons to Choose WUSM

10. Vibrant Arts, Culture and Sports Scene

With the eclectic mix of neighborhoods, St. Louis has a lot to offer. There is something for everyone from our world class dining, the second oldest symphony in America to the iconic St. Louis Cardinals!


9. Affordability

Housing in St. Louis is extremely affordable, the average housing price is $223K compared to a national average of $353K. Everything from dining out to major attractions in St. Louis –all are affordable on a resident's budget.


8. Forest Park

Across the street from Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,400 acre green space, which is home to the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center,  Missouri History Museum, and the St. Louis Art Museum, all free to the public. During the warmer months, you can also enjoy outdoor festivities including Shakespeare in the Park, musicals at the Muny, the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, and much much more!


7. Central West End

Immediately adjacent to the hospital is the Central West End, an up-and-coming youthful neighborhood stuffed with fantastic restaurants, bars, cafes, and book stores.


6. Global Health Opportunities

Washington University has growing connections with hospitals and medical schools in countries all around the world. The Global Health Scholars in Medicine program provides housestaff with the opportunity to not only learn about the needs of the global health community, but also to experience the practice of medicine in one of our partner sites.


5. Research Opportunities

With more than $318M in research funding provided by the NIH alone, Washington University ranks among the top institutions for breakthrough research in the basic, translational and clinical sciences. Our House Staff have ample opportunities to be at the forefront of medical research!

4. The Hospital

Consistently ranked a top hospital by US News and World Report, Barnes Jewish Hospital serves as a tertiary referral center for a several hundred mile radius within the Midwest regional, ensuring you learn how to manage everything from the common CHF exacerbation to the rarely seen hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. It is also the largest provider of medical services for the uninsured and underinsured in the metropolitan St. Louis area, providing significant exposure for those interested in the underserved and primary care aspects of medicine.


3. Amazing Support Staff

Earning Magnet status for a nursing staff has never meant more than it does at Barnes Jewish Hospital where, together with the outstanding clinical pharmacists, the BJC team continuously supports the housestaff in an exceptionally friendly and nurturing manner.


2. Exceptional Faculty

Barnes Jewish Hospital employs a diverse set of specialized clinical practitioners world renowned in their fields of interest who are not only outstanding clinicians, but also dedicated teachers and mentors, who are always approachable.


1. Your Co-Residents and a Culture of Camaraderie

You will join a group of highly qualified and motivated individuals from a diverse background with a wide range of interests. You will learn from each other, help each other, and most of all, make friendships that last for a life time.

Life After Residency

Wherever your interests may lie, the future of our program’s graduates is bright. After graduation, our residents find themselves in positions all over the United States. And, among those who subspecialize, greater than 98% match to one of their top three choices! See below for residency graduate placements.

St. Louis Life

Washington University School of Medicine

Division of General Medicine

Campus Box 8121

660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

p: (314) 362-8065    f: (314) 747-1080