The residents at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (PSVMC) are a diverse and enthusiastic group. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and each brings a unique perspective to residency. During this formative experience, the residents themselves are an integral part of the supportive and nurturing learning environment at PSVMC. The small size of the program, the presence of talented peers, and the humane call schedule all combine to allow important relationships to develop and flourish.
Message from the Chief Resident
Hello and welcome!
It was with great pride I took on the extra year to be Chief Resident of our wonderful program, and I am excited to tell you what we have to offer!
At Providence St Vincent Internal Medicine Residency you will find a small, academically focused community program set in a large health center. Unopposed by other residency programs or fellows, our program combines the best of community and University-based programs with a rigorous curriculum paired with amazing personal support. Our inpatient medicine and critical care experience is exceptionally strong, and we have wonderful relationships with subspecialists who get to know us well while we work side by side. Outside of the hospital, our primary care clinic has a well-functioning medical home model and is an excellent place to establish long term relationships with patients over three years. Our knowledgeable and driven group of faculty and residents pride ourselves in having strong Evidence Based Medicine and Quality Improvement Curricula, which help us become leaders in the practice of medicine. Our graduates are well equipped for any career and have enjoyed success entering fellowship, working as hospitalists, and becoming PCP’s.
When not at the hospital residents enjoy the abundant outdoor opportunities and awesome food scene of Portland. There is never a shortage of things to do, whether you are a family of 5, or single and looking to explore a new city! Our residents become like family to each other and enjoy frequent outings and holiday celebrations as a group in our great city.
I knew this was the place for me after being inspired by the collegial environment and strong didactic sessions I witnessed on my interview day. I came to St Vincent’s looking for a program that would continue to challenge me academically, allow me to explore a variety of career options, and offer me balance and support as a physician mom. I can say without a doubt I graduated with that and so much more. I feel extremely well prepared to embark on my career as a Clinician Educator in Internal Medicine.
Choosing a residency is one of the hardest and most important decisions you will make, and I hope we can help you learn more about our program and decide if it is the right fit for you.
Stephanie Griffith, MD
Chief Resident 2017-18
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center