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What is Academic Medicine?

As an academic medical center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and its partner, Washington University School of Medicine, strive to be one of the best teaching hospitals in the country, recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and quality of patient care.

Teaching hospitals are providers of primary care and routine patient services, as well as centers for experimental, innovative and technically sophisticated services. Many of the advances started in the research laboratories of medical schools are incorporated in patient care through clinical research programs at teaching hospitals.

Our dedicated patient care teams include physicians, nurses, patient care technicians and many others who are committed to your safety and quality care.

Some of the physicians who care for our patients include:

  • Attending Physicians – board-certified doctors who oversee residents and are ultimately responsible for a patient’s care.
  • House Physicians – fellows, residents and interns who have finished medical school and are in training. They are directly involved in a patient’s care.
    • Fellow – physicians who have completed residency training in a specialty and are seeking additional, specialized training in a subspecialty or particular area of medicine.
    • Resident – a physician undergoing three to seven years of training to be board-certified in a specialty such as oncology or cardiology.
    • Intern – a new doctor in the first year of residency.

These doctors, often accompanied by nurses, participate in rounds where they visit patients and discuss patient care, treatment and procedures. With your cooperation, these discussions help teach and train new doctors, and offer the benefit of multiple physicians focused on your care.

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