Des Peres Hospital St. Louis

Des Peres Hospital, in the suburbs of St. Louis, is a 143-bed, acute care, mixed DO and MD staff facility. This hospital provides the core rotations in General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, and Family Medicine. General Surgery services include the sub-specialties of Urology and Open Heart Cardiovascular Surgery. Internal Medicine services include the sub-specialties of Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Geriatric Medicine and ICU. The Emergency Medical services are not trauma designated but include a wide range of emergency services seen at any major metropolitan hospital. Anesthesia services offer an opportunity to develop the skills of intubations and intravenous access. Family Medicine is both an in-patient service as well as the rural health initiative of a six-member outpatient clinic.

Des Peres Hospital

2345 Dougherty Ferry Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122


Site Focus:

Cardiology, Orthopedics, Surgery

School Affiliation

The hospital is affiliated with Kansas City University College of Medicine and is a member of the KCU-GME Consortium.  The hospital is also affiliated with Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Hospital Statistics 

  • Bed Capacity - 143
  • Operational Beds - 88
  • Occupancy - 27%
  • Admissions - 4,571
  • ER Visits - 8,062
  • Births - N/A
  • Inpatient Surgery - 2,550
  • Outpatient Surgery - 3,650
  • DOs on Staff - 52
  • MDs on Staff - 226

Third-Year Clerkships 

  • Family Medicine (1 block) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (2 blocks) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery (2 blocks) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (1 block) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (1 block) Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (1 block) Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Pain Management
  • Pathology - must have interest in specialty
  • PM&R
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Allergy
  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Proctology
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Urology

Residency Information 

The hospital sponsors AOA accredited residencies in the following:

  • Traditional Rotating Internship
  • Anesthesia
  • ENT
  • Family Practice
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Resources & Benefits 

  • Facility Resources: Students will have access to the medical library, computers, internet, printers and phones while on duty.
  • Meal Benefits: Provided to students while on service.
  • Student Housing: Not available at this time.

Duties & Opportunities 

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in night call, weekend call and weekend rounds.
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate in morning report, lectures, patient rounds and required reading as assigned.
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Opportunities for skill development in OMT/OPP is provided through lectures, patient rounds and in the clinical setting during family medicine and internal medicine clerkships.

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Background Check and Drug Screen is required for third year only
  • TB Mask Fit is provided by the hospital
  • TB Screening is required annually
  • BLS and ACLS Certifications must be current
  • Orientation is provided on the first day of the clerkship
  • Computer Data Sheet is required annually
  • Additions or changes may occur at any time

Contact Information