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 support specialty. Both programs are fully-accredited by the ACGME.
The most common careers chosen by our Transitional and Preliminary Medicine graduates are in Anesthesiology, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Dermatology and PM&R. Both programs also provide an excellent training experience for those undecided on a specific specialty.
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 and Preliminary Medicine residencies are received through the web-based Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
Both the Transitional and Preliminary Medicine programs match and currently have osteopathic doctors in their programs. A COMLEX score at or above 420 is acceptable in lieu of USMLE scores for osteopathic applicants.
Candidates who would like to be considered for both the Transitional Year and Preliminary Medicine 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 USMLE scores, 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. International Medical Graduates generally work under a J-1 visa.
Applications to all our Transitional or Preliminary Medicine Residency Programs are accepted only through the ERAS application service. All positions are filled through the NRMP. Our goal is to match the best people that we can find into our Residency programs no matter if they are IMG's or USMG's. We presently have members of both groups 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.
The Transitional Year program desires USMLE scores to be at or above 200. However, because our program is very competitive, we generally match applicants with higher scores.
We prefer medical school graduation dates within the past 3 years. 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.
Applicants who are offered an interview will be directed to our scheduling web site to select the preferred interview date. Appointments are generally scheduled between October 14 and January 28. In case of conflicts or questions, please contact our Program Coordinator Tammie Horkay at email@example.com
Interview Day begins with a group meeting of all applicants for an overview of the programs given by the Director. Applicants then participate in a private interview with the Director and another private interview with a faculty member. After the interviews, current Transitional/Preliminary Medicine residents give applicants a tour of the hospital and take them to lunch. Applicants are encouraged to ask any and all questions because we want you to be well-informed and we want to get to know you.
Upon request, hotel accommodations will be provided for the night before the interview. Transportation to and from the airport is not provided. The only meal that is provided is lunch on the day of the interview.
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.
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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.
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Residents participate in a number of didactic activities throughout the year. Grand Rounds are held monthly and noon conferences are held daily. Morning report is held four days a week. Optional conferences include IM Study Club (board review), Ambulatory Care Conference, EKG Conference, and Tumor Board.
Our competitive program is highly respected for the broad range of academic resources, flexibility in scheduling and for the possibility 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 programs. We are also very fortunate to offer grant funding for international medicine electives via application process.
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.
Transitional and Preliminary Medicine Year
Dr. Fick is a 2005 graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Fick is a general internist who enjoys teaching and seeing patients in the hospital and clinic settings. She has a keen interest in medical education, research, sports and travel. Dr. Fick has a special interest in cost-conscious and preventative health care as well as making the Transitional and Preliminary Medicine Programs the best training experiences possible.
The Transitional Year and Preliminary Medicine Programs have a large number of dedicated full-time and volunteer clinical faculty in all of the specialties and subspecialties of Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and beyond. The clinical teaching faculty at St Vincent Hospital are dedicated to medical education and have a wealth of experience in teaching and patient care. Many are recognized regionally and nationally for their particular skills, are friendly, and highly supportive of our residents.
|Resident||Medical School||Advanced Specialty||Advanced Residency|
|Nathan Albertson||Indiana University||Radiology||Indiana University|
|Michelle Arce||Indiana University||Anesthesiology||Indiana University|
|Kurt Ashack||Michigan State University||Dermatology||Northwestern University|
|Aiza Ashraf||Northeast Ohio Med. University||Radiology||Indiana University|
|Priyanka Dubé||Kansas City University of Med.||Radiology||Ohio State University|
|Adam Cantor||Indiana University||Ophthalmology||Indiana University|
|Priyanka Chhadva||University of Miami||Ophthalmology||University of Illinois- Chicago|
|Thai Do||Indiana University||Ophthalmology||University of Texas- Houston|
|Elizabeth Emhardt||Indiana University||Anesthesiology||Indiana University|
|Neil Farren||Indiana University||Anesthesiology||Indiana University|
|Amelia Flick||Indiana University||Anesthesiology||Indiana University|
|Kayla Florio||Florida Atlantic University||Anesthesiology||Mass General|
|Kat Gilbert||Indiana University||Dermatology||Indiana University|
|Laura Haley||Michigan State University||Radiation Oncology||Northwestern University|
|Steven Hansen||University of North Texas Osteopathic||PM&R||Virginia Commonwealth|
|Benjamin Katz||Florida Atlantic University||Anesthesiology||Mass General|
|Liz McMahon||Indiana University||Anesthesiology||Virginia Mason Med. Center|
|Desi Moneva||Indiana University||Radiology||University of Texas Southwestern|
|Setu Patel||University of Missouri-KC||Ophthalmology||University of Alabama-Birmingham|
|Luke Rinehart||Indiana University||Radiology||Indiana University|
|Ananth Sezhiyan||University of Missouri-KC||Ophthalmology||University of Missouri-KC|
|David Suprenant||Loyola University||Dermatology||Loyola University|
|Evan Thayer||Indiana University||Anesthesiology||Indiana University|
|Mimi Todd||Indiana University||Ophthalmology||Indiana University|
Transitional and Preliminary Medicine residents may choose from the same clinical electives as are available to the categorical residents, including International Medicine. They also assume the same degree of clinical responsibility as every other first-year resident.
St. Vincent offers a wide range of elective opportunities. Some of our most commonly selected electives include Cardiology, Acute Pain, Procedures, International Medicine, Dermatopathology, Occuloplastics, Orbital Dissection, Diagnostic Medicine, Research, Chronic Pain, Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and Neurology.
If an intern desires an elective opportunity not formally offered, he or she can complete a "Designer Elective" pending curriculum approval by the Transitional Year Program Evaluation Committee and the Program Director.