Perks

  • House Staff Assistants (HSAs) support house officers by acting as liaisons between the house officer and referring physicians' offices, ancillary personnel and parents. HSAs provide house officers with "protected time" for resident education at conferences and meetings. They organize all patient discharge planning and facilitate efficient and effective communications withthe multi-disciplinary medical team and patients/families.
  • The 280,000-volume Washington University Bernard Becker Medical Library is one block away. The library regularly receives more than 2,800 medical journals and residents have access through their website to PubMed, Embase, UpToDate, eBooks, and journals. Residents also have access to free, unlimited mobile access to UpToDate.
  • The Children's Hospital Medical Library is located next to our housestaff lounge is is open 24 hours. Bound and recent journals, monographs and books appropriate to the needs of clinicians are maintained in the Children's Hospital Medical Library, and residents have free photocopying and printing privileges.
  • Ample computers are located on each clinical unit in the hospital, in the resident lounge and in the Children's Hospital Medical Library for use of our computerized medical record system and for searching medical literature. User fees are paid by the hospital.
  • A number of self-produced guides and mini-books, such as the HOG (Heme/Onc Guide) and PICU Guide, are given to residents, as well as a number of laminated, pocket-sized cards.
  • Residents receive the Washington Manual of Pediatrics at the beginning of internship. A classic textbook of the resident's choosing is given at graduation.
  • Dues for membership in the American Academy of Pediatrics are provided.
  • During your residency, you will obtain certification in neonatal resuscitation (NRP), pediatric advanced life support (PALS) and basic life support (BLS).
  • The hospital-sponsored Child Development Center is available and located nearby to provide child care for employees of St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The center is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended evening care available until 8 p.m. Programs are available for infants through kindergarten-age children year-round, and camp for school-age children is offered during the summer months.
  • Residents regularly attend social events together. Once monthly, or twice weekly during recruitment season, we have a residency program-sponsored event.
  • All residents are relieved of their clinical duties twice yearly. In the Fall, the program sponsors a Holiday party, and in the Spring, the residents all attend a St. Louis Cardinals Game while fellows cover the patients in the hospital.
  • Options for away electives exist all over the world. In recent years, residents have worked abroad on electives in Africa, Antigua, Australia, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Malawi, New Zealand and Santa Domingo, and in the United States at Atlanta, Bethesda, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Haven and New York.
  • Taxi service is provided for residents too fatigued to drive home. Security escorts are available after hours to all residents working nights.
  • Travel expenses are covered or subsidized for away electives as well as resident attendance at national conferences.
  • Breakfast is provided in the housestaff lounge each morning, consisting of coffee, juice, bagels, pastries and fruit. There is free Keurig coffee in the housestaff lounge 24 hours a day.
  • Lunch is provided at most noon-time resident conferences.
  • Our Housestaff Lounge is a comfortable place for residents to relax between patient care activities. It is outfitted with a Keurig coffee maker, refrigerator, tables, couches, computers, coat racks, and a large TV with DVD player.
  • Comprehensive athletic facilities are available close to the hospital -- Wellness & Fitness facilities accessibility: IWJ Rehabilitation Building, BJC Well Aware, WU Athletic Complex, Olin Gym Center, The Center of Clayton, YMCA of Greater St. Louis.
  • Free parking is provided for all residents. It is walking distance to the hospital and a free shuttle service is also available.
  • Each intern is assigned a Faculty Mentor at the start of their residency who is a great resource for career planning and finding research opportunities.
  • Specially structured winter holiday schedules permit time with families.
  • Tickets to the St. Louis Repertory Theatre and to the world-renowned Saint Louis Symphony are offered throughout the year.
  • Forest Park is a St. Louis treasure within walking distance of the hospital. Features include tennis courts, an ice-skating rink, walking/bike paths, as well as the Art Museum, History Museum, Zoo, and the MUNY Theater.
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