Why Choose St.Vincent? (PE)

The Pediatric Residency Program at St. Vincent has two major educational goals:

  • To prepare physicians for the independent practice of pediatrics in today's health care environment. We are committed to training highly competent pediatricians.
  • To prepare physicians for careers as life-long self-learners. This reflects our commitment to develop pediatricians who are comfortable with evidence-based clinical care. We are committed to clinical training in both pathways emphasizing a well balanced, hands-on experience in pediatrics that prepares residents equally well for careers in general pediatrics or pediatric subspecialties.


  • Award-winning teaching faculty
  • St.Vincent has ranked among the 100 best hospitals in the United States each year since 1998
  • Ranked the Top Hospital in Indianapolis by Central Indiana residents
  • Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital is freestanding
  • 40 Beds in PMCH Inpatient unit
  • 85 NICU beds located in Women’s Hospital The Women’s Hospital at St. Vincent is the largest free-standing hospital in central Indiana devoted exclusively to health care for women of all ages
  • 15 PICU Beds at PMCH. The PICU has an active ECMO program with excellent outcomes and six board certified pediatric intensivists on hand 24/7 along with a full team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, perfusionists and various pediatric specialists
  • The Hilbert Pediatric Emergency Department at PMCH is a full service emergency department complete with a staff of physicians who are double- boarded and six pediatricians who provide double coverage during peak times. The ED treats approximately 20,000 patients per year and consistently meets patient expectations


  • Residents experience a wide variety of pathology in both primary and tertiary care settings
  • Board review twice a month
  • Education based, not service based
  • Even though St.Vincent does not offer fellowship programs, the vast majority of residents applying to fellowships are successful in matching into their field of choice

Diverse Approach to Learning

  • Bi weekly morning report, daily noon conference (lunches provided)
  • Program paid AAP dues
  • Procedural simulation
  • Journal clubs, Neonatal Grand Rounds, Pediatric Fall CME Conference
  • Pharm D. present on wards and in clinic
  • Vast breadth of pathology with a diversity of cultures
  • Opportunity to teach 3rd and 4th year medical students

Friendly and Supportive Environment

  • Focus placed on healthy resident families
  • Exercise facilities at the hospital
  • We work together with a strong sense of mission, purpose and teamwork
  • Excellent relationships with the other residency programs and with subspecialists
  • Monthly social activities for residents organized by residents
  • Program sponsored social/team building retreats twice a year

Opportunities for Leadership

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Class Representative
  • Housestaff Council
  • Pediatric Program Committees: Recruitment, Program Evaluation, Curriculum, Evaluation
  • Chief resident position


  • Case report intern year
  • Quality improvement or research project during 2nd or 3rd year
  • Participate and attend annual St.Vincent Research Symposium

Salary & Benefits