I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Des Peres Hospital Internal Medicine residency program. Our program is AOA approved and meets the basic standards of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. We are committed to helping our residents achieve their individual goals by providing a flexible program that addresses the individual needs of the resident.
Over the course of three years, our residents experience a progression in supervised clinical decision making. The residents are exposed to a wide variety of pathology through the subspecialty rotations at Des Peres Hospital and Saint Louis University Hospital. In addition, there is a strong Cardiology emphasis with opportunity for fellowship training at Saint Louis University Hospital. The Internal Medicine rotations are assigned to general internists, as well as hospitalists, to provide a more rounded exposure. The ambulatory clinic is on-site and is equipped with an electronic medical record system.
The PGY1 call schedule includes two or three two week blocks of nights, as well as occasional weekend calls throughout the year. PGY2 call provides guidance to the interns in July, August and September. PGY3 call is optional. Paid moonlighting opportunities are available in our ICU and ED.
In addition to the clinical experience, we also offer a challenging didactic program that includes an attending lead Harrison’s reading club, journal club, morning lectures and noon lectures.
The Internal Medicine Department provides generous financial support by paying for each resident to attend the ACOI conference once during their training and a board review coarse of their choice during the third year. Each resident also receives a copy of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Each applicant matching with our program receives a $2,000 sign on bonus.
I hope that this information helps you with your difficult decision; however, I encourage you to rotate at Des Peres Hospital so that you can experience first hand the level of commitment we have to medical education.
John DuBois, D.O., FACOI