Cassandra Fritz, MD

Cassandra Fritz, MD

Cassandra was born and raised in a small town in central Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk)! She obtained her medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and she completed residency at Washington University in Saint Louis. Cassandra and her husband recently welcomed their second son just before the start of her chief resident year. She and “her boys” enjoy traveling with friends and family and playing at the park. After her chief year, she plans to complete a fellowship in gastroenterology; she aspires to have an academic career focused on disparities, access, and prevention.

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August 9th, 2019

Duty Hours: Can We Lay This Debate To Rest?

Duty hours have been the focus of a lot of research recently. If you are just joining this discussion, the iCOMPARE trial randomized 63 internal medicine residency programs to either flexible (interns could work more than 16 hours) or standard (interns had to work within the 16-hour limit) work hours. The results so far have […]


February 19th, 2019

Do You Have a Peer Mentor? Do You Need One?

Cassandra Fritz, MD, is a Chief Resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, MO Mentorship is a common topic in medicine. We, as a profession, spend significant time discussing, attending workshops about, and researching the role of mentorship. Mentorship is key to personal development, career choice, and improved academic productivity. Yet, it wasn’t […]


December 11th, 2018

No, I Am Not Patient Transport

“Oh, you’re here to take me to my test.”  I have heard this too many times to count, and I have come to perfect my response. “No, I am not patient transport, your social worker, or your nurse. I am your doctor.” After a moment of confusion, I usually see a facial expression signaling that the patient […]


October 4th, 2018

Diapers During Residency

I had the fascinating experience of interviewing for residency at 20+ weeks’ pregnant. Although a number of people told me that I was doomed, I found the experience to be quite enlightening. Since I couldn’t hide the fact that life outside medicine was going to be important to me during residency, I felt empowered to […]


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