St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency Program was established in 1972 and has grown to accept ten residents per year for the three-year program. The residency is accredited by the Family Medicine Residency Review Committee and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program has also been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians since 2005. Osteopathic physicians are eligible for both the ABFM and the AOBFP board certification upon graduation.
The Family Medicine Residency Program is part of St. Vincent's Health Care System(make a hyperlink), which was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1916, as well as Ascension Health, which is the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. Today St. Vincent's is a 538 bed facility that serves more than 25,000 inpatients each year. An additional 50,000 patient visits for outpatient surgery and invasive procedures and more than 60,000 people are cared for in the Emergency Room. The Family Medicine Center is responsible for more than 30,000 office visits per year.
The program emphasizes continuity and full-spectrum care and is designed to develop critical clinical skills and decision making abilities. The residency embraces evidence based medicine and has a fully implemented EMR since 2006. The program is staffed by fifteen full-time faculty physicians who are dedicated to resident education. This faculty includes family physicians with areas of special interest such OMT, geriatrics, practice management, sports medicine, nutrition, medical informatics, hospital medicine and infertility as well as specialists boarded in OB/GYN, Pediatrics and Dermatology. This unique blend allows for comprehensive training and development of the personal interests of residents. Extra training in obstetrics and perinatology is available through the OB Track. Required subspecialty and elective rotations can be completed with a wide variety of specialists at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and other area hospitals who are also dedicated to the education of family physicians.