Integrated Residency Program



The Integrated Residency Program is an educational alternative in which a student not only has the opportunity to complete fourth year rotations but also to learn more about the responsibilities as a resident in the specified program, providing additional focus to outstanding medical students in the field of medicine they wish to enter. The program does not shorten the duration of training and is not an acceptance into a residency program.

There is a scholarship available upon successful completion of the program and it is based upon individual performance. Integrated residency is separate from the match process; the agreement to participate in the program is not legally binding in regards to your future residency program. To enter residency program, you must still register for ERAS and NRMP, and apply to program(s) in which you are interested in the spring match.

Departments participating in the integrated residency program vary from year to year. Historically, the following departments have taken part on a somewhat regular basis:

·         Anesthesiology

·         Child Health

·         Emergency Medicine

·         Family and Community Medicine

·         Medicine

·         Med-Peds

·         Neurology

·         Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

·         Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

·         Psychiatry


Description of Expected Experiences/Curriculum


  • All departments will require one to two elective courses as part of their program criteria.
  • Concentrated year of combined medical student and residency experiences.
  • Introduction to field of interest as traditionally experienced by first-year residents.      
  • Exposure to clinical/residency experiences as assigned by department
  • Exposure to research in field of interest (if designated by department)


Guidelines and Qualifications for Interested Medical Student Candidates


  • Integrated resident candidate must be deemed in good standing, not on academic probation, and on track for graduation from medical school.


  • All required rotations must be completed at a Satisfactory or Honors level.


  • The progress of the selected candidate will be measured, monitored, and shared in the following manner:  Notification of the candidate of progress in December with verification of completion of all components prior to graduation in May of the fourth year of medical school.


  • Each participating department may set prerequisites and course information designed to fit their program; however, all program requirements are overseen by Medical Education and the Associate Dean for Student Programs.


Program Annual Timeline (specific dates will vary year-to-year).

November: Integrated program opens with annual informational meeting for all departments that want to participate in the integrated residency program

January: Annual meeting with all M3 students to give information on the integrated residency

January – February: Departments will submit requests for integrated residency positions to Medical Education. Allocations made on an annual basis.

March: Notification sent from Medical Education to programs confirming the number of integrated resident positions assigned.

March – May: Departments may accept rising M4 students into integrated positions. Notification sent from departments to Medical Education. Medical Education generates letter of acceptance for each student accepted.

May – July:  Unused integrated resident positions offered to other departments.

September: Program closes for the current year.

October: Annual review of program by Medical Education leadership.



Medical Education:


Laine Young-Walker, MD

Associate Dean for Student Programs


Gina Graves

Coordinator of Integrated Residency Program

Coordinator Phone: 573-884-5146


Department Residency Directors and/or Residency Coordinators:



Program Director: Julie Marshall, MD
Program Coordinator: Beth Shepard
Coordinator Phone: 573-882-3466
Fax: 573-882-2226


Child Health/Pediatrics 

Program Director: Aneesh Tosh, MD
Program Coordinator: Penny Adams
Coordinator Phone: 573-882-4438
Fax: 573-884-9992


Emergency Medicine

Program Director: Christopher Sampson, MD
Program Coordinator: Starsha Ferguson
Coordinator Phone: 573-884-3233
Fax: 573-884-5994


Family Medicine 

Program Director: Erika Ringdahl, MD
Program Coordinator: Gina Silvey
Coordinator Phone: 573-884-6061


Internal Medicine

Program Director: Turi McNamee, MD
Program Coordinator: Laura Redfield-Jacobs
Coordinator Phone: 573-884-6393
Fax: 573-884-4533



Program Director: Joel Shenker, MD
Program Coordinator: Clare Lammert
Coordinator Phone: 573-882-2260
Fax: 573-884-4249


Pathology: Anatomic & Clinical Sciences

Program Director: Douglas C. Miller, MD
Program Coordinator: Shannon Wetzel
Coordinator Phone: 573-882-3014
Fax: 573-884-4612


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Program Director: Joe Burris, MD
Program Coordinator: Judy Olson
Coordinator Phone: 573-882-0406
Fax: 573-884-4540



Program Director: Andrew Resnik, MD
Program Coordinator: Karla Simmons
Coordinator Phone: 573-882-8907
Fax: 573-884-1070