Dr. Stephen Fuest is joining the Division of General Medicine in June 2020 as a Chief Resident and Instructor in Medicine after completing his internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is passionate about general internal medicine and loves the wide variety seen in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. He plans to pursue academic practice after his chief year. Prior to residency he received his undergraduate education at Niagara University and then attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. His most recent experiences include the Washington University Teaching Physician Pathway (WUTPP), where he directly taught preclinical medical students and provided didactic sessions on myocardial infarction and hypertension during the third year clerkship. While in WUTPP he completed four weeks of dedicated sessions on topics such as curriculum development and design, creating clinical cases, diagnosing difficult learners, and providing actionable feedback. During residency he worked to create and deliver new lectures to residents on topics including HIV PrEP, alcohol use disorder, intimate partner violence, and ventricular tachycardia. Administrative contributions have included serving on committees such as the Noon Conference Educational Task Force and the Primary Care Medicine Clinic (PCMC) Safety Events Committee. His recent research focused on the role of cognitive psychology in adult learners. Specifically this examined the role of intelligence mindset in Graduate Medical Education both within internal medicine and other specialties. He is delighted to collaborate with the other Chief Residents this upcoming year, continue teaching responsibilities, and work directly with residents in the PCMC. Outside of the hospital he loves spending time with his wife, drinking coffee, reading in local parks, and following Buffalo sports.