Categorical Program

NRMP Program Code – 1353140C0
NRMP Institution Name – Barnes-Jewish Hosp-MO
ACGME Code – 1402821215

Training during residency takes place in a variety of settings. The inpatient service includes two general medical units and one cardiology unit. Each occupies an inpatient floor with 50 beds, and is staffed by four teams that each consist of a resident, two interns, medical students and an attending physician.

The number of admissions and the overall team size are limited. Interns admit no more than five patients per call day and care for no more than 10 patients at a time. A night float system provides coverage for late night admissions and cross coverage. The remaining inpatient time is comprised of rotations in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and on the inpatient medicine service at the VA Medical Center. Housestaff also rotate through the Emergency Department to gain a broad experience in acute care.

Training in ambulatory medicine occurs in a continuity clinic throughout residency. The majority of residents see patients in the Primary Care Medicine Clinic at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. There is an option to request to work in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The program has switched to block clinic scheduling where most clinic sessions are scheduled during weeks when the resident is assigned full time to outpatient medicine. In addition to the continuity clinic, residents can choose additional ambulatory electives, including internal medicine subspecialties and non-internal medicine areas such as dermatology, gynecology or orthopedics. Those interested in a community based experience may participate in the Continuing Ambulatory Experience for Residents (CAER Program) which matches residents with outstanding community internists for a primary care elective.