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About the GME Consortium


Residencies and Fellowships


Advanced medical training is integral to the quality of patient care in the United States. Residents are doctors who have completed their medical education and are pursuing three to seven years of advanced medical training in a chosen specialty. Clinical fellows have already completed their degrees and residency; they are pursuing additional years of training in an advanced specialty. Both roles allow trainees to progressively assume greater responsibility working with patients while learning from faculty who are highly qualified in their specialties. 


GME-Sponsored Programs

Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital have long histories of successfully training outstanding residents and fellows. The Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium monitors the effectiveness of most of these clinical training programs to continuously improve the learning experience and support thoughtful patient care. 

GME operates 84 training programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and approximately 40 programs in specialties with no accrediting oversight. Both the GME Consortium and all of its sponsored training programs are in good standing with the ACGME and are fully committed to providing a quality educational experience for residents, clinical fellows and other trainees.



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