Internal Medicine Residency Program 2015-2016

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The Department of Internal Medicine offers 9 categorical and 4 preliminary first postgraduate year (PGY-1) positions in its university-affiliated but independently approved Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. Positions are available in both a three year program directed toward eligibility to sit for the American Board of Internal Medicine certifying examination and a single year program directed toward preparation for a residency in another specialty.

The residency program was most recently accredited with commendation for 10 years by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and participates in the National Residency Matching Program. The Program offers a structured, university-style training program that includes third and fourth year medical students and full-time faculty, within the setting of a sophisticated, patient centered, university-affiliated community teaching hospital.

The Health Center's Internal Medicine Residency is a primary care oriented training program designed for clinically oriented physicians who are preparing for a career in general Internal Medicine, subspecialty medicine or clinically oriented academic medicine.

While the majority of graduates elect to enter inpatient or outpatient primary care practice, it is of note that since 1981 over ninety percent of those residents who applied for fellowship training have been accepted into University subspecialty programs. The Program's three year rolling pass rate for first attempt on the ABIM is comparable to the national average for recent graduates of Internal Medicine residencies.

In addition to the traditional medical curriculum, that includes primary care subjects and outpatient office experience, residents are taught the real world requirements of today's changing practice environment. They are exposed to the basics of quality improvement, patient safety, peer review, high value care, and ethical,shared decision making.

University Affiliation

The Health Center has been a major teaching hospital of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine for more than 60 years with faculty members holding clinical faculty appointments at the St. Louis University or Washington University Schools of Medicine.

In addition to serving as the major training site for our independent Internal Medicine Residency Program, St. Mary's serves as the University hospital for the St. Louis University Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and its Residency Program and Family Medicine Residency Program and supports integrated programs with St. Louis University in Urology, Plastic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, Radiology, and Nuclear Medicine. St. Louis University residents and medical students rotate through all of these teaching services and St. Louis University fellows in Gastroenterology, and Orthopedics rotate on a full-time basis with St. Mary's faculty