Welcome to the St. Vincent Medical Center Emergency Medicine residency program. This is a 3-year residency, with continued accreditation through the ACGME as well as the RRC-EM. We are currently approved to accept 14 new residents per year. Our mission is to provide a top-notch experience designed to prepare our graduates for the practice of Emergency Medicine at the highest level, from both a clinical and academic perspective. Our faculty and residents are committed to the dual goals of delivering state-of-the-art emergency medical care while providing high-quality instruction and supervision in the science and art of Emergency Medicine.
Our program started in 1974, since then, we have graduated close to 400 residents who work in 26 states and countries around the world. We provide focused, in-depth didactic preparation coupled with an extensive clinical experiences in a high-volume, high-acuity setting, with continuous faculty supervision in a collegial and supportive environment. Our affiliations with local and regional EMS organizations allow our residents outstanding opportunities to gain experience in supervisory roles as resident medical directors and primary educators of paramedics and EMTs.
The Emergency Department at St. Vincent Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center with Pediatric Commitment, one of only two Level 1 facilities in the region. In addition, residents gain community hospital experience by rotating through St. Charles Hospital in your second and third year. During the second and third year of residency, you will also serve as the primary flight physicians for the Life-Flight/Mobile Life Critical Care Transportation Network. Residents are responsible for the stabilization and treatment of patients during all first-call Life Flight responses across five helicopters and four bases.