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Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residency Program - Erie

Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residency Program - Erie

Program director:  Matthew T. McCarthy, DO, FACOEP
Accreditation:  AOA
Program length: 4 years (PGY1-PGY4)
Residents per year:

About the Program
Application Information
Contact Us



About the Program


The Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Saint Vincent Hospital provides the resident with the necessary experience, knowledge, guidance and skills to become a complete emergency physician in the osteopathic tradition. The emergency department at Saint Vincent has 22 beds, all with mobile monitoring capability, in–room radiography, and the department’s own ultrasound machine.

The Saint Vincent Emergency Department is the busiest in the area, serving approximately 69,000 patients per year. Saint Vincent serves as the region’s SANE program (Sexual Assault Nurse Extender), with a private crisis treatment room and trained forensic nurses on call 24 hours per day. We are also the region’s main psychiatric center and an official DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team) for the Department of Homeland Security, to be deployed nationally in times of disaster.

The Emergency Department is covered by 21 full-time residency trained attending physicians who are AOBEM or ABE certified or eligible. In addition, the fast-track area is covered by two physicians who are board–certified in family medicine. Outside rotations include Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Trauma and UPMC Presbyterian.



Application Information


Applications are accepted through ERAS only and must include:

  • Evidence of graduation from an AOA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Letter from the dean of your osteopathic medical school
  • Two additional letters of reference (one preferably from an emergency medicine physician)
  • Documentation of passing NBOME/COMLEX Level 1 exam
  • Personal statement
  • CV



Benefits and Salaries


Residents are paid a yearly salary per the list below, divided into bi-weekly paychecks. Direct deposit is required and does not take effect until your second paycheck after sign-up:

  • PGY1: $51,888
  • PGY2: $53,316
  • PGY3: $54,773
  • PGY4: $56,750


Educational Stipends

  • Chief Resident: $4000
  • PGY1: $2000
  • PGY2-4: $1800



  • Medical/Dental/Prescription Plan with family plan option (residents and associates pay a portion of the premium)
  • Reimbursement of out-of-town moving expenses up to $2,000 with receipts (subject to prevailing tax rate)
  • Meal stipend provided for use while on duty at Saint Vincent Hospital
  • 24-hour parking available in parking garage
  • Free uniforms
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Educational stipend
  • Three weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Child Care Center available
  • Housing - Resident housing will be provided for residents for outside rotations
  • Membership in the AOA is required and provided for all Osteopathic Emergency Medicine residents.



Contact Us


Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Michelle Sturtevant, Administrative Coordinator

Mailing address:
     Medical Education Office
     Saint Vincent Hospital
     232 West 25 St
     Erie, PA  16544 

Phone: 1.800.730.3003 or 814.452.5100