Program director: Matthew T. McCarthy, DO, FACOEP
Program length: 3 years
Residents per year: 6
The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Saint Vincent Hospital provides its residents with the necessary experience, knowledge, guidance, and skills to become a complete and well-rounded emergency physician. Saint Vincent is proud to be unveiling 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 CMAC and disposable fiberoptic scopes as well as two mobile, bedside ultrasound machines.
The Saint Vincent Emergency Department is the busiest in the area, serving approximately 69,000 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 facility (Sexual Assault Nurse Extender), 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) 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. 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 Trauma at UPMC Presbyterian.
Applications are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) only. The deadline for applying is November first of the year before desired start of the program. Saint Vincent Emergency Medicine participates in the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program) to fill all PGY 1 positions.
The completed application should include:
Foreign Medical Graduates
In addition to above, please also include:
Interviews for application to the Emergency Medicine Residency are by invitation only and occur from November through January, on Thursdays starting at 8 am and generally conclude by 2pm, with lunch provided. Dinner is also provided the night before with current residents of the program.
Salaries (as of 2018-2019):
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:
Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Diane Whitney, Administrative Coordinator
Medical Education Office
Saint Vincent Hospital
232 West 25 St
Erie, PA 16544
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