The Department of Medicine is committed to the education of the internal medicine residents. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the Washington University School of Medicine.

Washington University/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital housestaff are taught at the bedside by faculty on Ward/ Firm & Subspecialty Medicine rotations, at the John Cochran VA Hospital, and within the Department of Medicine clinics and faculty practice.

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 residents to participate in research projects with the subspecialty divisions. We are particularly proud of the unique scholarly opportunities we have created for our residents and each year, we host an IM Scholars Symposium for residents to present their projects.

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 and internal medicine career opportunities.