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 affiliation with St. Louis University School of Medicine allows residents to take 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 under-served population of St. Louis City. There are additional outpatient experiences at St. Luke's Hospital, 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, always a highlight for interviewees, combines a journal club with a case presentation 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 two quality improvement publications in 2019. “Digging Deep Into Diabetes: Achieving Better Glycemic Control in Diabetic Patients in a Resident-Run Clinic” was published in Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives, September 2019. “Monitoring the Use of Telemonitors: A Resident-Run Quality Improvement Initiative Decreases Inappropriate Use of Telemonitors in a Community Hospital” was published in Cureus, November 2019. These publications were appropriately recognized for their high quality and value.
Why St. Luke's for a residency in Internal Medicine you may ask? At St. Luke's we provide a supportive, collegiate environment in a beautiful community hospital setting. St. Luke's has been identified as Best Places to Work by the St. Louis Business Journal in 2020. Our staff is stable and proud of the quality care delivered. 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 17 countries including the US. 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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