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 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 CMAC and disposable fiber optic 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) 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 Trauma at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Adult Trauma at UPMC Presbyterian.
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.