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 clinical base year of training prior to entering advanced specialty residency programs.
Our Transitional Year 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).
Our program offers unique experiences such as a Clinician Educator Track, hi-fi simulation training, a Global Health elective, and the opportunity to start your internship early (June 1). Thank you for considering our program. Please know that we are 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. Applications will be reviewed beginning in November 2019 with interview being extended in late November. Interviews will begin in December 2019 through January 2020.
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 (IM board review), Ambulatory Case Conference, and EKG Conference, and any subspecialty conferences while on rotation (e.g. Pediatrics and Family Medicine half-days, Surgery M&M).
Additionally, we offer quarterly Academic Half Days. These half-days are protected time for all TY/PM interns to learn specific competencies.
Sample Academic Half Day (each 30 min-1 hour):
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
Dr. Solik went to Xavier University for her undergraduate education, completed a Masters in Cardiovascular Physiology at Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine for her medical education before coming to St. Vincent to complete her Internal Medicine Residency training in 2014. She transitioned from being a 3rd year Internal Medicine Chief to academic faculty in 2017 and also took on the role as Chair of Resident Recruitment for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She became an Associate Program Director for the Transitional Year Residency Program in July 2019 and also serves as an Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is a wife and mother to two young boys and in her free time she loves to watch reality television and learn the piano (again) after a long hiatus.
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Medical Director, Internal Medicine Teaching Service Coordinator, Hospital Faculty Development
Dr. Cation joined the St. Vincent Internal Medicine Faculty in 2005. He is a General Internist who serves as a Clinician Educator in both the inpatient and outpatient arenas at St. Vincent Hospital. In addition to patient care, teaching and residency program administration, he is very interested and active in medical education research and has published several articles on the topic.
When asked his favorite thing about the STVIM program, he said, “the people: it’s a friendly, warm and supportive atmosphere.”
|Aaron Chafitz MD||The Ohio State University School of Medicine|
|Alexander Kokini MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Corey Marchant DO||Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Collin Schmidt MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|David Scofield MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Kellen Stolze DO||Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Rahul Ahluwalia DO||Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Austin Atherton DO||Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Fatoumata Bah MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|David Camp MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Gabrielle Duprat MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Samantha Freije MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Shane Johnson MD||Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis|
|Morgan McLuckey MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Manisha Miller MD||The Ohio State University College of Medicine|
|Patrick Serrano MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Tyson Sessions DO||A. T. Still University of Health Sciences - Arizona|
|Laryn Steadman MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Joseph Thomas MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Maneesh Tiwari MD||University of Cincinnati College of Medicine|
|Cameron Waller DO||Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Christy Waterman MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Rachel Wise MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Derrick Wu MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|
Our current class of residents are entering into advanced training in Anesthesiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Ophthalmology, PM&R, and Dermatology after completion of internship.
They will be continuing their advanced training at: Dartmouth, Duke, Indiana University, Loyola, Medical College of Wisconsin, Stanford, The Ohio State University, University of Illinois - Chicago.
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 and include the option to create/design your own elective based upon your educational needs or interests. While most of our electives offer outstanding clinical experience, we also offer some non-clinical electives including Administrative Medicine, Medical Education, Diagnostic Medicine, Research, and Procedures. We are also very fortunate to offer a Global Health elective for residents interested in spending up to one month in an underserved, international location.
Two special features of our electives are worth noting: 1) Many of 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: