Letter From the Chief Residents
Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our residency program at Washington University in St. Louis.
Our primary hospitals are Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children which are part of the Washington University in St. Louis Medical Campus. These hospitals are consistently ranked among the top in the nation and make up one of the most extensive medical complexes with over 1500 hospital beds and 90 operating suites (...and still growing!). As a top-ranked tertiary care facility, we receive some of the sickest patients in the country from surrounding states, as well as across the country and internationally.
Our program offers rigorous clinical training in all anesthesiology subspecialties with fellowship programs in abdominal organ transplant, cardiothoracic, critical care, obstetrics, neuroanesthesia, pain medicine, pediatrics, regional and trauma anesthesia. Our supportive faculty, representing regions from around the world, are leaders in research and education. We have a multitude of options to pursue basic, clinical or translational research for all interested residents. For those who desire structured, dedicated research time, we offer two specialized tracks – our ASAP and Scholars Programs.
Our educational program is multi-faceted - consisting of weekly educational sessions, journal clubs, Grand Rounds and M&M. We have dedicated simulation sessions in our state-of-the-art simulation center. Our clinical and academic experiences are further strengthened by our program's strong emphasis on resident comradery and we have a variety of organized social events. While our co-residents are a large support system for us within the hospital, many of them also remain close friends outside of the hospital.
We love that St. Louis is an urban city with a "small-town" feel. Our hospital campus is in the Central West End, which is home to numerous restaurants, shops and pubs. Across the street is Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country which hosts the world-famous (and free!) St. Louis Zoo, multiple museums and golf courses as well as extensive biking and running trails. Downtown St. Louis offers a multitude of nightlife hotspots and sports team including our city's favorite, the St. Louis Cardinals.
An additional benefit of our centralized location in the Midwest is the ease of weekend getaways - Chicago, Memphis, Nashville and Indianapolis (and more!) are all within driving distance; and our international airport can take you anywhere in the world!
We are extremely proud of our residency program and our surrounding community. We hope you will visit us to learn more about our program and look forward to meeting you!