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St. Louis Family Medicine Residency

Saint Louis University’s family medicine residency program offers training that combines the strengths of ambulatory medicine in a community health center, inpatient rotations in a community hospital and specialty rotations with excellent academic physicians.

We are a partnership of Saint Louis University, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, and Family Care Health Center, making available a wide array of training opportunities, with an emphasis on community-oriented primary care.

We offer strong academic training with a 100 percent American Board of Family Medicine pass rate. We help our residents to become lifelong learners and educators through a culture of inquiry. Join us for exceptional training in an atmosphere of engagement and collegiality in our rich and diverse community. 

Program Highlights

Ambulatory Practice at Family Care Health Center

  • A federally-qualified community health center in the Carondelet neighborhood for 40 years.
  • Residents practice in a new wing of the center which opened in 2014.
  • The center cares for a diverse, underserved community.
  • Medical care fully integrated with behavioral health services, providing exceptional training in behavioral medicine.

Inpatient Rotations at Excellent Community Hospitals

Academic University-Based Training Program

  • Teaching and precepting by the academic faculty of Saint Louis University.
  • Residents can participate in community-based research, with top-notch resources and support from the Department of Family and Community Medicine research staff.

Longitudinal Underserved Community Curriculum

  • Experiential workshops and lectures that educate residents in community-oriented primary care with experiential learning.
  • Curriculum that was developed as a teaching model for residencies across the country.

Behavioral Health Integration

  • In 2016, we received $1.8 million five-year HRSA grant for Integrated Behavioral Health Training in collaboration with the SLU Medical Family Therapy training program.
  • Our Family Medicine Behavioral Health Collaborative Curriculum includes clinical training, experiential workshops, and lectures at Family Care Health Center, in the community, and at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital.

Maternity Concentration

  • For residents who wish to practice obstetrics this experience includes elective and continuity experience in prenatal care, labor and delivery and postpartum care, as well as an academic project.
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Application Process

Apply for one of six positions in the Saint Louis University Family Medicine Residency through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) (Program ID: 1202831704). Our program does not have a supplemental application.

Interviews are scheduled mid-October through mid-January. Complimentary lodging may be arranged for out-of-town applicants.

Minimum Applicant Qualifications

  • Medical school graduation not more than one year before application or at least one year of U.S. clinical patient care experience after medical school.
  • Three recommendation letters, at least one letter from a family physician or two letters from primary care physicians.
  • Report of all USMLE or COMLEX scores with no more than two unsuccessful attempts.

Information for International Medical Graduates

  • Saint Louis University sponsors J-1 visa applications through and in accordance with the ECFMG.
  • Saint Louis University does not sponsor any H-1B Training visas for residency training.
  • A minimum of one year of clinical experience (not including observership) in the U.S. is required.

For more information, contact Cathy Lee Jung, program Coordinator, at 314-951-7240 or