General Medicine Education

The Department of Medicine's commitment to education is exemplified by the formation of a Division of General Medicine, which oversees the education of house staff and students. Excellence in Internal Medicine requires the development of teaching skills and Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the Washington University School of Medicine.


There are more than 250 faculty members at or above the assistant professor level in the Department of Medicine. Barnes-Jewish Hospital house staff are taught at the bedside by full-time faculty and selected voluntary faculty on ward/firm medicine, at John Cochran VA Hospital, and within the Department of Medicine clinics and faculty practice.


Didactic teaching occurs in a variety of settings including:


  • Weekly Grand Rounds
  • Clinical-Pathological Conference (CPC)
  • Conferences (Including subspecialty)
  • Firm Conferences
  • Journal Clubs
  • Core Curriculum Conferences
  • Ambulatory Care Conferences
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conferences


Senior residents have the opportunity to participate in grand rounds, core conferences, firm conference, and clinical-pathologic conference. There are also opportunities to participate in reviews of manuscripts for The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, and its new companion, The Washington Manual of Ambulatory Therapeutics. In addition, residents are invited to write chapters in the 11 book Washington University Subspecialty Series and the Intern Survival Guide.


Scholarship is an important part of Internal Medicine training. Residents are encouraged to submit abstracts to regional and national meetings and financial support is available for these opportunities. We also encourage our residents to participate in research projects with the subspecialty divisions and the Division of General Medical Sciences. We are particularly proud of the unique scholarly opportunities we have created for our residents.


We believe these opportunities, coupled with our exceptionally rich learning environment, superb house officers and medical students, and internationally renowned faculty; make our residents highly competitive for the most desirable subspecialty fellowships.

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