Thank you for your interest in residency training at St. Vincent Hospital!
St. Vincent Hospital offers Transitional Year (18 residents) and Preliminary Internal Medicine Residencies (6 residents), each providing one year of post-graduate clinical education to prepare residents for subsequent training in a Medical, Surgical, or Armed Forces General Medical Officer Training..
Our Transitional and Preliminary Medicine graduates go on to train in a wide variety of specialties, the most common careers include Anesthesiology, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Dermatology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R).
The Transitional Year Residency is co-sponsored by the Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Residency Programs. With appropriate selection of electives, either program can allow the resident to meet the PGY- 1 requirements for transfer into the categorical residencies in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine, should openings be available.
Thank you for considering our program. Please know that I am committed to making the Transitional and Preliminary Medicine Residency Programs the best training experiences possible.
Laurel B. Fick, M.D., FACP
All applications to the Transitional Year (TY) and Preliminary Medicine (PM) residencies are received through the web-based Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Both the TY and PM programs match and currently have both allopathic and osteopathic-trained physicians. As such, COMLEX scores and USMLE scores are equally acceptable for application purposes.
Candidates who would like to be considered for both the TY and PM residencies need to submit only one application and one set of documents, to either of the programs. A single interview will serve for both programs, and we will automatically rank all acceptable applicants for both residencies, independently of the program through which the application was received.
Interviews are by invitation only and are generally offered to applicants with a combination of solid medical school performance, above average step scores (>225 USMLE/>520 COMLEX), recent clinical experience in U.S. hospitals in which the student or physician had meaningful responsibility for patient management decisions, and strong letters of support from clinical supervisors. Because of the competitive nature of our program, applicants with ties to the state of Indiana and/or specifically interested in our training program should specify that in application materials.
A Special Note for International Medical Graduates
Applications to all our Transitional Year (TY) or Preliminary Medicine (PM) Residency Programs are accepted only through ERAS and positions are filled solely through the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Our goal is to match the best people into our Residency programs - no matter if they are IMG’s or USMG’s. Both IMGs and USMGs are presently in residency programs throughout our hospital.
If you match at St. Vincent the policy of the Medical Education Department is to consider the Visa of your choice, provided that there is time to acquire this Visa and that you have the proper credentials. We are very much in favor of the J1 Visa because it is much less expensive and requires less paperwork and time.
We prefer medical school graduation dates within the past year and that are certified under the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Exceptions to this are possible, provided that there has been experience, practice, and documentation of continuing medical education since graduation.
US clinical experience is not required for application to our programs. However, it does enhance the quality of your application and provides you with a better chance of being selected for an interview.
We do not provide observerships before the Match. If you match into one of our programs, there is a possibility of an observership or externship after the match and before residency in order to assist you with orientation to our hospital.
Please contact our Program Coordinator, Katy Schroder, with any questions.
St. Vincent Transitional Year and Preliminary Medicine residencies are intensive, one-year programs that prepare graduates for subsequent training in a variety of medical and surgical specialties. Through a solid core of required rotations and a broad array of elective options, residents may tailor their education to meet individual career goals. Teaching is a priority at St. Vincent and we strive to train our residents to realize cost-effective quality care for their patients through evidence-based medicine.
St. Vincent provides over 30 full-time clinical faculty in general internal medicine and family medicine plus numerous volunteer faculty in all the specialties and subspecialties of medicine and surgery. Our teaching faculty value their relationship with the residency program and the rotating residents. The camaraderie and collegiality that exists among residents and faculty is second to none.
Our TY, PM, and IM Programs are Accredited by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education):
Residents participate in a number of didactic activities throughout the year. Grand Rounds are held monthly and noon conferences are held daily. Afternoon report is held four days a week. Optional conferences include Study Club (board review), Ambulatory Case Conference, EKG Conference, and Tumor Board.
Our competitive program is highly respected for the broad range of academic resources, flexibility in scheduling and the option to begin internship before July 1st. Transitional/Preliminary residents receive the same benefits, evaluations, and schedules as other categorical residents. Intra-program camaraderie is recognized as a strong point of all St. Vincent residencies. We are also very fortunate to offer grant funding for international medicine electives via application process.
We also proudly offer:
Research by Transitional and Preliminary residents is encouraged and many opportunities exist for these activities. In past years, Transitional and Preliminary residents have participated in clinical research projects and presented and published their work. Grant money is available by application through the St. Vincent Foundation. Further details on research opportunities and activity are available from the Program Director.
Program Director, Transitional Year Residency
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Dr. Fick is a 2005 graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. She practices internal medicine with residents and students in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Fick loves to mentor students and residents, conduct educational research, and leads our program’s comprehensive wellness program. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her two girls, travel, exercise, and root for the St. Louis Cardinals. Dr. Fick is fully committed to maintaining the St. Vincent Transitional Year and Preliminary Medicine residencies’ reputation as among the best internships in the nation.
Associate Program Director, Transitional Year Residency
Cassidy Menard has been a hospitalist clinician educator since graduating from the St. Vincent Internal Medicine residency program in 2010. She is an Indianapolis native and attended Indiana University for her undergraduate, graduate, and medical degrees. Her professional interests have included clinical research, physician wellness, and teaching physical diagnosis to early learners. She remained on faculty after graduation because above all else, she values interaction with residents and medical students. If she is not in the hospital, you could probably find her somewhere on a running trail or on her bike with her daughter.
Lannie Cation, M.D., FACP
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Medical Director, Internal Medicine Teaching Service Coordinator, Hospital Faculty Development
|Name||Medical School||Specialty||Residency Program|
|Michael J. Barrus||Indiana University School of Medicine||Anesthesiology||University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals|
|Johnathan S. Brenia||Indiana University School of Medicine||Anesthesiology||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Jason P. Davis||Indiana University School of Medicine||Radiology||University of Alabama Medical Center-Birmingham|
|Paul J. Martin||Indiana University School of Medicine||Radiology||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Omar Qayum||University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine||Anesthesiology||Johns Hopkins Hospital|
|Kristen M. Rush||Indiana University School of Medicine||Radiology||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Name||Medical School||Specialty||Residency Program|
|Anna W. Anderson||McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston||Radiology||University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals|
|Lyndsey N. Booker||Indiana University School of Medicine||PM & R||University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals|
|Nabih Diab||Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine||Radiology||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Grant W. Hicks||Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine||Anesthesiology||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Jette V.C. Hooper||Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University||Dermatology||University of Connecticut School of Medicine|
|Imran M. Husain||Indiana University School of Medicine||Anesthesiology||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Andrew J. Johnson||Indiana University School of Medicine||Dermatology|
|Radhika Manne||University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine||PM & R||Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Michael T. Murphy||University of Kansas School of Medicine-Kansas City||PM & R||University of Kansas School of Medicine-Kansas City|
|Adrienne E. Ng||Indiana University School of Medicine||Ophthalmology||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Andrew R. Osborn||University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine||Ophthalmology||Dean McGee Eye Institute-Oklahoma City|
|Milan Ristic||Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine||PM & R||New York University School of Medicine|
|Emily E. Ross||Indiana University School of Medicine||Ophthalmology||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Joel A. Sampson||Indiana University School of Medicine||Anesthesiology||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Joshua T. Scantland||Indiana University School of Medicine||Radiology||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Daniel J. Schramm||Indiana University School of Medicine||PM & R||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Colleen F. Silva||Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University||Dermatology||Penn State Hershey Medical Center|
|Elliott J. Trosky||Indiana University School of Medicine||Anesthesiology||Indiana University School of Medicine|
Any TY or PM resident may elect to participate in the CET. If all requirements are completed a certificate will be granted at graduation.
Transitional and Preliminary Medicine residents may choose from the same clinical electives as are available to the categorical residents, including Global Health. They also assume the same degree of clinical responsibility as every other first-year resident.
Our program offers over 40 electives, all of which are available to Transitional Year (TYs), Preliminary Medicine (PMs), and Categorical Internal Medicine (IMs) residents alike. Popular electives include International Medicine, Diagnostic Medicine, Research, and Procedures. Two special features of our electives are worth noting: 1) Many in the medical and surgical specialties can be in Pediatrics and 2) Most can be shortened into 2-week mini-electives.
Below is a full list of the Elective Rotations for the 2018-2019 Class:
The following electives require special approval: