John Milliken Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine’s general medicine teaching services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Veterans Administration Medical Center (St. Louis) are under the following directors:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Victoria J. Fraser, MD, Chairman, Department of Medicine

Veterans Administration Medical Center
Daniel P. Goodenberger, MD, Chief

In addition, for the purposes of clinical care, teaching and research, the Department of Medicine is divided into specialty divisions and sections at Barnes-Jewish Hospital under the following chiefs:

Allergy and Immunology
H. James Wedner, MD, Chief

Bioorganic Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Richard W. Gross, MD, PhD, Chief

Bone and Mineral Diseases
Robert Civitelli, MD, Chief

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Diseases
Douglas L. Mann, MD, Chief

Dermatology
Lynn A. Cornelius, MD, Chief

Endocrinology/Metabolism/Lipid Research
Clay F. Semenkovich, MD, Chief

Gastroenterology
Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, Chief

General Medical Sciences
Bradley A. Evanoff, MD, MPH, Chief

Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Samuel Klein, MD, Chief

Hematology
J. Evan Sadler, MD, PhD, Chief

Hospital Medicine
Mark S. Thoelke, MD, Chief

Infectious Diseases (Clinical)
William G. Powderly, MD, Co-Chief

Infectious Diseases (Basic Science)
Daniel E. Goldberg, MD, PhD, Co-Chief

Medical Education
Melvin S. Blanchard, MD, Chief

Oncology
John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD, Chief

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Michael J. Holtzman, MD, Chief

Nephrology
Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, Chief

Rheumatology
John P. Atkinson, MD, Chief

Instruction in Medicine is provided during all four years of the medical curriculum, beginning with The Practice of Medicine I in the first year. Teaching in the second year has two main objectives: the correlation of the basic sciences with clinical aspects of disease and training in the technical methods of physical examination and laboratory diagnosis. By the beginning of the third year, the student is ready for supervised clinical study of individual patients.

A clinical clerkship of 12 weeks, divided into three four-week periods, is served by third-year students on the medical services of the department. In the final year, students may elect a subinternship in general medicine and a series of elective courses in the medical specialties.

Instruction in Medicine is provided during all four years of the medical curriculum, beginning with The Practice of Medicine I in the first year. Teaching in the second year has two main objectives: the correlation of the basic sciences with clinical aspects of disease and training in the technical methods of physical examination and laboratory diagnosis. By the beginning of the third year, the student is ready for supervised clinical study of individual patients.

A clinical clerkship of 12 weeks, divided into three four-week periods, is served by third-year students on the medical services of the department. In the final year, students may elect a subinternship in general medicine and a series of elective courses in the medical specialties.

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