In 1997, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital joined together to oversee the quality of graduate medical education training programs at these institutions. Each having long histories of successfully training outstanding residents and clinical fellows this collaborative educational effort demonstrates our dedication to quality healthcare and supports thoughtful patient care in the St. Louis area.
The GME consortium sponsors more than 99 training programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the organization that accredits sponsoring institutions and training programs across the United States. There are approximately 40 additional subspecialty fellowship programs that are either accredited by other national accrediting bodies or are in emerging new areas of medicine not yet recognized by the specialty boards. Both the GME Consortium and all of its sponsored training programs are fully committed to providing a quality educational experience for residents, clinical fellows and other trainees
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 completed residency and are boards-eligible in their primary specialty training; they are pursuing additional years of training in an advanced subspecialty area of medicine. Both roles allow trainees to progressively assume greater responsibility working with patients while learning from faculty who are highly qualified in their specialties.