Our Program

What Makes STVIM Unique


  • Ranked among the 100 best hospitals in the US each year since 1998
  • Named among America’s Top 50 Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review
  • Award-winning teaching faculty
  • The St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana and St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital ranked as the top two hospitals in Indiana and among the top 10% nationally for cardiology and coronary interventions according to a study issued by HealthGrades
  • HealthGrades rated St. Vincent among the top 5% in the nation for stroke care, and Indiana’s number one provider of gastrointestinal care, spine surgery, and vascular surgery
  • The 770-bed acute care facility also received the Excellence Awards in critical care and women’s health by HealthGrades
  • ICU ranked among the Top 100 in the Nation by USA Today / Solucient Leadership Institute
  • Internationally recognized and renowned cardiology program
  • St. Vincent Heart Center is #1 in the state for number of heart transplants, and specializes in advanced heart failure and LVADs
  • Level I Trauma Center, Indiana leader in Stroke Care

Training And Education

  • Balanced program size, allowing for optimization of dedicated education time while still allowing for a breadth of diverse patient encounters
  • Emphasis on dedicated learning time:
    • Clinical reasoning conferences four times per week
    • Weekly Academic Half Days with National speakers, local specialists, St Vincent IM and Specialty faculty, and Resident-presented case conferences, journal clubs, morbidity & mortality conferences and research
    • Monthly Grand Rounds
  • Interdisciplinary approach to rounding, with active involvement from teaching PharmDs and nursing
  • Dedicated procedure workshop for residents to learn skills needed for ICU care
  • Experience in the ICU with close mentoring by ICU faculty and Pulm/CC fellows, allowing for significant procedural experience including intubations, central lines, arterial lines and directing ACLS
  • Night float system to reduce resident burnout and ensure adequate work-life balance
  • Ability to teach medical students: our department hosts 3rd and 4th year medical students from Indiana University and Marian University, typically with 1:1 Resident to Student teaching ratio
  • Small teaching teams, typically with 2 Interns and 1 Resident and a designated Faculty, allowing for development of a close teaching relationship
  • Access to a multi-million dollar facility and dedicated Simulation educators for hands on simulation learning

  • Clinician Educator Track (CET) available for those interested in potential careers in academia, as well as a longitudinal Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum with requirements for basic skills and an optional additional track for more in-depth ultrasound training.

  • Dedicated academic faculty with strong interests in research, quality improvement, and other scholarly activity to help you find projects that interest you and increase your scholarly productivity.

Learning Environment

  • 770-bed acute care facility with large Medical ICU, Trauma-Neuro ICU, and Cardiovascular ICU
  • Tertiary care center that also serves as a primary care point for members of the community, allowing for diversity of patients and a unique patient population with significant pathology and medically complex patients
  • Emphasis on learning autonomy while still having adequate supervision to maximize learning and prepare for life after residency
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Stroke Center
  • Multiple ‘tracks’ and electives to augment/personalize your training to fit your future goals. Learn more about our tracks >>