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St. Luke's Residency Program


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 41 residents, typically 12 categorical and 2 preliminary residents annually. We have one program director, two associate program directors, and one program coordinator. 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 underserved population of St. Louis City. There are additional outpatient experiences at St. Luke's Hospital, spending time with our top-notch internists and subspecialty 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. Our PGY-3 residents each have the opportunity to present a CPC for the entire medicine department.

Our scholarly activity achievements have reached new heights in the last academic year. We participate annually in the American College of Physicians, Missouri Chapter poster competition at Lake of the Ozarks. In September 2016, seven outstanding posters were presented, including a 3rd place prize winner in the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety division. Nine additional posters were presented at the state and national level. St. Luke's residents presented a winning Quality Improvement poster at the National ACP Meeting in San Diego, "Aiming High with High-Intensity Statins: Improving Statin Therapy in Diabetic Patients in a Resident-Run Clinic." An amazing honor! We also had two posters accepted at the prestigious Society of Hospital Medicine Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. One manuscript was accepted for publication in JCHIMP, "An Educational Intervention to Increase Awareness Reduces Unnecessary Laboratory Testing in an Internal Medicine Resident-Run Clinic." This year, St. Luke's made its mark on the national stage.

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. St. Luke's has been identified as Best Places to Work by the St. Louis Business Journal 2010 through 2016. 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 16 countries including the US and Canada. 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.

Fred J. Balis, MD, FACP
Fred J. Balis, MD, FACP
Program Director

Program Requirements
Summary of Program: Clinical and Didactic Program Experience
Goals and Requirements of the Program

Why St. Luke's Program?
St. Luke's Awards and Honors
Residency Achievements
Sample of Fellowship Positions Post Residency

Quick Info
Application Process and Interviewing
Salaries and Benefits for Residents

For more information, contact the St. Luke's Residency Program at 314-205-6050.