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St. Luke's Residency Program


Dr. Marwa Ahmed, Dr. Deborah Adekunle, and Dr. Sushma Dangi represent Missouri's ACP chapter at the 2023 Doctor's Dilemma Competition.
As you embark on the wonderful journey of your medical career, allow me to introduce you to St. Luke's Hospital Residency in Internal Medicine. At St. Luke's, we maximize resident performance and achievement in the challenging yet comfortable, supportive environment of an outstanding community hospital. St. Luke's Hospital is consistently recognized at both regional and national levels for superior clinical quality and patient satisfaction. Our top-quality medical staff consistently performs with the highest in the nation.

The St. Luke's Residency in Internal Medicine is accredited for 45 residents, typically 13 categorical and 3 preliminary residents annually. We have one Program Director, two Associate Program Directors, one Program Coordinator and one Program Secretary. The inpatient training at St. Luke's Hospital is exceptional. Rotations on Inpatient Medicine, Cardiology services, ICU and Emergency Departments are all on the St. Luke's campus. Our affiliations with St. Louis University School of Medicine and Mercy Medical Center allow residents to explore electives in a university-based academic setting. Outpatient ambulatory training is largely focused on People's Health Center, a public health clinic designed for the underserved population of St. Louis City. There are additional outpatient experiences at St. Luke's Hospital and private practices, spending time with our top-notch internists and sub-specialty physicians.

The residents at St. Luke's perform at a remarkable level and demonstrate outstanding scholarly achievement. Our Morning Report combines a Journal Club with a Case Presentation and Discussion four days a week. While an important element of resident education, the discussion is lively and good-natured. Additionally, our PGY-3 residents each have the opportunity to present a CPC for the entire medicine department.

The Residency is very proud of residents presenting 11 outstanding posters at the 2023, American College of Physicians Missouri Chapter Meeting in areas of Resident Research and Clinical Vignettes. A St. Luke’s resident won 1st Prize in the hotly contested Clinical Vignettes division! In 2022, the St. Luke’s Doctor’s Dilemma Team won the Missouri competition and represented the state at the National ACP Meeting, April 2023. Residents presented research and case reports at 4 national meetings, 5 residents published their scholarly achievements, and 2 Grand Rounds were presented at St. Luke’s Hospital in the last academic year.

Why St. Luke's for a residency in Internal Medicine you may ask? At St. Luke's we provide a supportive, collegial environment in a beautiful community hospital setting. West County St. Louis is a wonderful place to live and raise a family with outstanding public schools, low cost of living, excellent housing options and limited traffic. Our residency is multicultural with residents from the US and 16 other countries spanning the globe. We embrace this strength and take pride in our diversity. With our accomplished, well-trained faculty, we can prepare a highly motivated group of residents for the challenges of future practice.

St. Luke's will remain true to its core mission of dedication to "Improving the health of the community. Using talents and resources responsibly, our medical staff, employees and volunteers provide care for the whole person with compassion, professional excellence, and respect for each other and those we serve. Our Specialty is You!" We invite you to explore St. Luke's Hospital and wish you the best of luck in your quest for a medical residency.

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