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Emergency Medicine Residency Program - Erie

Program director: Jestin N. Carlson, M.D., MS, MHA, CPE, FACEP
Accreditation: ACGME
Program length: 3 years
Residents per year: 6

About the program

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Saint Vincent Hospital provides its residents with an expectional community hospital experience, providing residents with the knowledge, guidance, and skills to become a complete and well-rounded emergency physician. Saint Vincent unveiled a brand-new emergency department in 2019 with an integrative layout including rooms for critical care and procedures with mobile monitoring capability and in-room radiography. All residents are trained to use EPIC EMR and voice dictation for charting. The department also has its own video-assisted intubation devices, including a GlideScope and disposable fiber optic scopes, as well as two mobile bedside ultrasound machines.

The Saint Vincent Emergency Department is the busiest in the Allegheny Health Network, serving approximately 60,000 patients per year. The Emergency Department is a Telestroke Center partnered with Allegheny General Hospital and a Cardiac Facility with a Cath Lab available 24/7. Saint Vincent serves as a SANE (Sexual Assult Nurse Examiner) facility , with a private crisis treatment room and trained forensic nurses. We are also the region’s main psychiatric center and an official DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team) site 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 ABEM certified or eligible. Our emergency medicine residents also train and rotate in Saint Vincent’s Intensive Care Units, which are comprised of 40 beds, working side by side with the critical care intensivists. Out-of-hospital rotations include Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Adult Trauma at UPMC Presbyterian.

About Graduate Medical Education

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program - Erie is part of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) opportunities offered by the AHN Medical Education Consortium. Learn more about Graduate Medical Education.

Contact us

Diane Whitney

Administrative Coordinator

AHN Saint Vincent Hospital
Medical Education Office
311 West 24th Street, 4th Floor
Erie, PA 16502