Why Choose St.Vincent? (PE)

The Pediatric Residency Program at St. Vincent has two major educational goals:

  • To prepare physicians for the independent practice of pediatrics in today's health care environment. We are committed to training highly competent pediatricians.
  • To prepare physicians for careers as life-long self-learners. This reflects our commitment to develop pediatricians who are comfortable with evidence-based clinical care. We are committed to clinical training in both pathways emphasizing a well balanced, hands-on experience in pediatrics that prepares residents equally well for careers in general pediatrics or pediatric subspecialties.


  • Award-winning teaching faculty
  • St.Vincent has ranked among the 100 best hospitals in the United States each year since 1998
  • Ranked the Top Hospital in Indianapolis by Central Indiana residents
  • Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital is freestanding
  • 45+ Beds in PMCH Inpatient unit
  • 85 NICU beds located in Women’s Hospital The Women’s Hospital at St. Vincent is the largest free-standing hospital in central Indiana devoted exclusively to health care for women of all ages
  • 15 PICU Beds at MCH. The PICU has an active ECMO program with excellent outcomes and five board certified pediatric intensivists on hand 24/7 along with a full team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, perfusionists and various pediatric specialists
  • The Hilbert Pediatric Emergency Department at PMCH is a full service emergency department complete with a staff of physicians who are double- boarded and six pediatricians who provide double coverage during peak times. The ED treats approximately 20,000 patients per year and consistently meets patient expectations


  • Residents experience a wide variety of pathology in both primary and tertiary care settings
  • Weekly board reviews
  • Education based, not service based
  • Even though St.Vincent does not offer fellowship programs, the vast majority of residents applying to fellowships are successful in matching into their field of choice

Diverse Approach to Learning

  • Bi weekly morning report, daily noon conference (lunches provided)
  • Program paid AAP dues
  • Procedural simulation
  • Weekly Board Review with PREP (each resident receives a copy of PREP)
  • Journal clubs, Neonatal Grand Rounds, Child Protection Team Meetings, Pediatric Fall CME Conference
  • Pharm D. present on wards and in clinic
  • Vast breadth of pathology with a diversity of cultures
  • Opportunity to teach 4th year medical students and PA students

Friendly and Supportive Environment

  • Focus placed on healthy resident families
  • Exercise facilities at the hospital and at our Primary Care Center
  • We work together with a strong sense of mission, purpose and teamwork
  • Excellent relationships with the other residency programs and with subspecialists
  • Resident sports teams, including basketball, softball, volleyball and more
  • Monthly social activities for residents organized by residents
  • Program sponsored social/team building retreats twice a year