Washington University Medical Center
The Washington University Medical Center is directly adjacent to the beautiful Forest Park in St. Louis. The medical center covers 230 acres, spread over 12 city blocks, and is one of the largest medical campuses in the country. The Washington University Medical Center is anchored by the Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the Siteman Cancer Center, and the BJH Center for Outpatient Health. There is also the prestigious Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, McDonnell Genome Institute, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis. The Washington University Medical Center is undergoing a 10-year Campus Renewal Center that includes the renovation/addition of North Campus, expansion of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, additional parking, and more. Please see link for more detailed information about the Campus Renewal Project:
The majority of our inpatient rotations are within Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Barnes Hospital opened on December 7, 1914 and merged in 1992 with the adjacent Jewish Hospital. In total, there are 1,315 inpatient beds, and in 2014 we saw 53,397 admissions, 80,136 emergency department visits and had a total of 829 residents and fellows. For the past 22 years we have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report a one of the Best Hospitals in America, and 8 specialties are currently ranked in the top 20. One of our greatest assets is that each department is a leader in its field. Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a major national and international referral center exposing residents to both common and rare illnesses.
The Neurology Department consists of 119 faculty, and has faculty dedicated to every subspecialty in neurology. There is a dedicated inpatient neurology service divided into General Neurology and Stroke, with 59 beds. There is a Neurology/Neurosurgery shared step-down unit (just below ICU level care) that has an additional 21 beds. The Neurology/Neurosurgery ICU has 20 beds, a portable head CT scanner, and a PET scanner within the unit. It is staffed by neuro-intensivists and neuro-critical care fellows. The Epilepsy-Monitoring Unit (EMU) is directed by a dedicated epilepsy attending and has several fully equipped rooms for continuous video-EEG monitoring.
Center for Outpatient Health
You will spend the majority of your outpatient Neurology experience at the BJH Center for Outpatient Heath (COH) on the 4th floor. General Neurology clinics are held here four afternoons a week, and are staffed by clinical faculty members from various subspecialties. The COH opened in 2012 and has improved the outpatient clinical experience in many ways such as allowing for consolidation of care and support services across the hospital’s clinic system, modernizing the resident training environment, supporting the improvement of processes to enhance safety, quality, service and efficiency, and relocating ancillary services from other locations to the clinic to enhance patient convenience.
Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)
The facility is a joint project of Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The Center for Advanced Medicine houses the Attending Neurology specialty clinics including: Dementia, Epilepsy, Headache, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuro-Infectious Diseases, Neuromuscular diseases, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neuro-Otology, Neurorehabilitation, and Stroke clinics. You will rotate through the various specialty clinics during PGY-2/3/4 years during your subspecialty clinics weeks and during your electives.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
The St. Louis Children’s Hospital is one of two regional pediatrics hospitals in St. Louis. The hospital as a floor dedicated to Neurology and Neuro-surgical patients. Furthermore, the Neurology Service includes a busy Neurology Consultation Service that is utilized by all services in the Emergency Department. As mentioned above, the St. Louis Children’s Hospital is currently undergoing an expansion.
A referral clinic for neurological problems focusing primarily on rare genetic disorders and neuromuscular disorders is held twice a month at Shriner’s hospital. Referrals come from approximately six Midwestern states and provide broad exposure to rare neurological problems. Residents from the pediatric and adult neurology service, along with two full-time attendings, participate in each of these clinics, seeing 200-300 patients annually. Shriner’s opened its beautiful new hospital within the Washington University Medical Center in the summer of 2015.