Residency Overview


NRMP Program Code - 1353140P0

NRMP Institution Name - Barnes-Jewish Hosp-MO

ACGME Code - 1402821215


Applicants interested in one year of Internal Medicine training prior to a specialty residency may enter Washington University's preliminary year program. The preliminary internship is similar to the categorical program and includes experiences in the following areas:


The internal medicine wards

Emergency medicine

Night float

Medical Intensive Care Unit


There are also electives which can be used to prepare for specialty residency or to expand their knowledge of internal medicine or other disciplines. The preliminary intern is exposed to common medical procedures which will be useful during specialty training.









The Department of Medicine's commitment to education is exemplified by the formation of a Division of Medical Education, 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.















The Oliver Langenberg Physician Scientist Training Pathway in the Department of Medicine is intended to train physicians in academic medicine. The key objectives for the pathway are:


To develop a flexible training program of combined clinical and research training which addresses each trainee's particular needs


To link trainees during residency with a postgraduate research mentor to facilitate the transition from clinical to basic science training. The program's affiliation with the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University provides depth and breadth of potential research interests.


Participants in the program may avail themselves of the Clinician-Investigator Pathway (i.e., short-tracking) as defined by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Applicants who are eligible include trainees with both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. M.D.'s with a Master's degree and/or other substantial research experience will also be considered.


Applicants must complete a supplementary application. A letter from the applicant's Ph.D. mentor is required.





Specific employment policies of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Consortium may be found on their web site. These policies include but are not limited to selection of residents and fellows, their evaluation and promotion, due process and the memorandum of appointment (contract). Applicants are encouraged to read through this information.


The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) has clarified HR Standard 1.20 to provide that hospitals are required to screen trainees in the same manner as staff employed by the hospital if the trainees work in the same capacity as staff who provide care, treatment and services. Housestaff are required to successfully pass all screening requirements including a drug test and criminal background check prior to beginning their training at this institution. All Consortium policies and procedures are available on the GME website.


Applicants requiring a training visa will be sponsored for a J-1 visa only; each application will be considered individually.


Housestaff Stipends can be found here.





The Washington University in St. Louis Global Health Scholars Pathway in Internal Medicine is designed to produce future clinical and research leaders in global health. This program will increase residents’ awareness of global health systems, enhance understanding of the impact of culture and poverty on population health and foster skills for providing care in resource poor environments. Residents will also be able to pursue global health research. Residents apply in their first year and are selected by January. The program is competitive and acceptance is based on evidence of a commitment to a career in global health. Upon acceptance, there are two options for participation in the pathway.


Residents can participate in an intensive didactic and practical curriculum during their second year. International travel for clinical and research experiences will also occur in this option.


Or, residents can choose to participate in the Global Health Pathway Elective, where they participate in international travel for a scholarly research project.








The Teaching Physician Pathway is a 2.5 year program integrated into the existing structure of the residency, which provides interested residents with the knowledge, skills, experience and mentorship to be prepared to enter the field as competent and inspired clinician-educators. Key areas for resident development include clinical teaching in a variety of settings; curriculum development and assessment; educational scholarship and leadership.


Washington University School of Medicine

Division of Medical Education

Campus Box 8121

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

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