St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency Program was established in 1972 and accepts 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 awarded Osteopathic Recognition accreditation by the ACGME for our optional Osteopathic Track. Physicians who complete the Osteopathic track are eligible for both the ABFM and the AOBFP board certification upon graduation. Our program encourages residents to pursue an Area of Concentration (AOC) during the last two years of the program, allowing the development of advanced skills in an area of particular interest to the resident and valuable to their future careers. Advanced Obstetrics, Sports Medicine, Palliative/Hospice Medicine and Hospital Medicine are some examples of completed AOC’s.
The Family Medicine Residency Program is part of St. Vincent’s HealthCare, which was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1916. St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a member of Ascension, which is the nation’s largest nonprofit health system. Today St. Vincent’s consists of three hospitals (Riverside, Southside and Clay County), urgent care centers, ambulatory centers and a Medical Group of over 300 providers in Primary Care and Specialty Care practices. The Family Medicine Center is responsible for more than 38,000 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 had 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 obstetrics, manual therapy, geriatrics, practice management, sports medicine, nutrition, medical informatics, hospital medicine and infertility as well as specialists boarded in OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Clinical Psychology 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 (AOC).
Required subspecialty and elective rotations can be completed with a wide variety of specialists at St. Vincent’s Riverside and other area hospitals who are also dedicated to the education of family physicians.