Internal Medicine Residency
Join physicians who are driven to improve
The house staff are our greatest asset. They are highly-qualified, accomplished, motivated, and diverse individuals. Each brings to the program unique abilities and experiences and helps to make Washington University School of Medicine a wonderful place to train. We are fortunate to have individuals from all over the United States representing the nation’s finest medical schools. Prior achievements of our interns and resident include Master’s and PhD work in the arts and sciences, degrees in engineering, publication in leading medical journals, public health degrees, extensive business experience, success in the performing arts, world-class athletes, and humanitarian work. In such a dynamic environment, all of our house officers thrive.
The house staff support each other to a tremendous degree academically, emotionally, and socially. They display a remarkable solidarity of purpose and you will surely learn a tremendous amount from your peers!
We are delighted with your interest in the Washington University in St. Louis / Barnes-Jewish Hospital Internal Medicine Residency training program. We are committed to providing outstanding training to those planning careers as physician-scientists, clinicians and medical educators.
Our residents are highly qualified, motivated and outstanding members of our medical community. Our residents come from diverse backgrounds and have a broad range of interests. We value and seek the input of our residents and we are sensitive and responsive to the individual needs of all of our residents. Our commitment to maintaining a positive and conducive learning environment results in tremendous camaraderie that is felt among our residents and is evident to those who visit our program.
The Division of Medical Education was established to oversee the Internal Medicine Residency as well as the training of medical students in internal medicine. The decision to establish and maintain a Division of Medical Education along with all the other Internal Medicine subspecialities, demonstrates our commitment to education as a core mission of the Department.
The environment at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital is educationally rich and we have a long tradition of providing the highest caliber training to internists in the early stages of their careers. The strength of our training program is in significant measure due to the balance we strive to achieve between clinical care, teaching and research. The quality of the faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students at Washington University and the exceptional standards of the members of our house staff ensure a challenging and exciting peer group for our interns and residents. We take our responsibilities in teaching the house staff very seriously and find these activities to be both enjoyable and challenging.
We are particularly proud of the unique scholarly opportunities we have created for our residents. These scholarship opportunities coupled with our exceptionally rich learning environment and internationally renowned faculty, make our residents highly competitive for the most desirable subspecialty fellowships.
The hospital, with 1700 physicians and over 900 occupied beds, is the largest medical center in the St. Louis region and serves a diverse population. Our tertiary care programs and special expertise in complex, specialized medical conditions attracts referrals from with a 300 mile radius of the Hospital.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our training program and would be pleased to answer any questions you might have. We look forward to meeting you in St. Louis!
Victoria J. Fraser, MD
Adolphus Busch Professor & Chairman
Department of Medicine
Melvin Blanchard, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Medical Education
Director, Internal Medicine Residency