For Recruits

The Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Saint Louis University strives to train internists of the highest caliber in a collegial and collaborative environment.

Program Highlights

Our mission is to provide the best possible environment to develop your professional career.

Support for Unique Experiences

If you put in the effort to develop scholarship or unique educational experiences, it is our role to support its dissemination.

If your scholarly work is accepted at a meeting, we will get you there. Last year our residents went to a number of regional and national conferences paid for by the program and department.

The Program for Away Rotations (PAR) provides funding for international travel as well as salary and benefit support so you can have a unique experience participating in health care in a completely different environment. This can also be used for unique experiences within the U.S.

Since its inception, residents have gone to India (twice), Belize, Puerto Rico, and to Waco, Texas. 

Innovative Medical Care and Medical Education

  • Block scheduling, alternating inpatient and non-inpatient duties every four weeks for upper-level residents.
  • An Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit. The resident team works under the supervision of one of our esteemed geriatricians, providing team-based care in collaboration with nursing, physical/occupational therapy, and social work in a unit specifically designed for the care of the elderly.
  • A team-based continuity clinic.

Work Side-by-Side With Excellent Faculty

Our program provides the ability to work, and learn, side by side with our outstanding faculty. The Department of Internal Medicine has numerous world-renowned faculty in all fields of medicine who are not only leaders in their field but still are active clinically. You have the opportunity to develop lasting and meaningful relationships with faculty to foster mentoring and scholarship.

Program Tracks

We offer two separate program tracks. It is our culture and firm belief that all residents in our program – preliminary or categorical – are part of the team and are treated as equals within our program.

Categorical Internal Medicine (ERAS #: 1365140C0)

We offer an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited 26 spots yearly for residents who want the full extent of internal medicine training over three years. Completed residents go on to subspecialty training or careers in academic or private hospital-based medicine or primary care. Ideal candidates are expected graduates of allopathic U.S. medical schools, although we do consider truly exceptional osteopathic or international graduates.

Preliminary Internal Medicine (ERAS #: 1365140P0)

We offer four slots yearly for candidates who need a year of training prior to entering another specialty. Ideal candidates are expected graduates of allopathic U.S. medical schools, although we do consider truly exceptional osteopathic or international graduates.