Mercy Saint Vincent Medical Center

Mercy Saint Vincent Medical Center, established in 1855, is the critical care regional referral and teaching center within Mercy, a seven-hospital faith-based system serving Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Saint Vincent is home to five Life Flight air ambulances, holds the highest designation for treating high-risk mothers and babies, is a Level I Trauma Center for children and adults and is an accredited Chest Pain Center. Saint Vincent maintains a completely modern, attractive and secure campus and also takes a leadership role in providing quality medical education and community development.

Mercy Saint Vincent Medical Center

Site Focus:

Critical Care, Trauma Surgery, Advanced Pediatric Care 

School Affiliations

  • University of Toledo
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Statistics

  • Bed Capacity- 568
  • Operational - 445
  • Admissions - 16,868
  • ER Visits -77,534
  • Births - 4,420
  • Inpatient Surgery - 5,121
  • Outpatient Surgery - 6,595
  • DOs on Staff - 75
  • MDs on Staff – 846

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (1 block) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (2 blocks) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery (2 blocks) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (1 block) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (1 block) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (1 block) Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Bariatric Sugery
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • ENT (two-week only)
  • Endocrinology (limited availability)
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (limited availability)
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro/Endovascular Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Management
  • PM&R
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology (limited availability)
  • Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • as well as various sub-specialties; many IMED and Surgery sub-specialties are available

Residency Information

  • Emergency Medicine (ACGME)
  • Family Medicine (ACGME)
  • General Surgery (AOA)
  • Internal Medicine (ACGME)
  • Ob/Gyn (AOA)
  • Orthopedics (AOA)

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students will have access to the medical library, computers, internet, printers and phones while on duty at the hospital.
  • Meal Benefits: Students receive employee discount for meals purchased in the cafeteria.
  • Visiting Student Housing: Housing is available rent-free to visiting fourth-year students.

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in night call, weekend rounds and weekend rounds depending on rotation specific requirements.
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate in morning report, lectures, patient rounds and required reading as assigned, as well as dedicated OUHCOM student didactics.
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Opportunities for skill development in OMT/OPP is provided through OUHCOM OMM Curriculum consisting of dedicated bi-monthly lectures, patient rounds and in the clinical setting.  Dedicated OMM area.

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Background Check and Drug Screen is required for third year only
  • Fingerprinting is required
  • TB Screening is required annually
  • TB Mask Fit is required and provided by the hospital
  • BLS and ACLS Certifications must be current
  • Orientation is provided prior to first clerkship
  • IT Security Agreement required for hospital computer accounts

Contact Information

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship
  • Core Site Contact: Bonnie Hay,
  • Director of Medical Education: Constance Cashen, DO
  • OUCOM Assistant Dean:  Nicholas Espinoza, DO