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Our Residents

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 there!

Welcome to the ProvJen Nguyenidence St. Vincent Internal Medicine residency program website and thank you for considering us! Choosing a residency program is one of the most important yet difficult decisions you will make in your medical career, and we know that the current COVID-19 pandemic only makes it more challenging to get a feel for a program. We have optimized our website to help you make an informed decision and to share with you how truly amazing our program is!

As someone who was born at Providence St. Vincent hospital and had my care growing up here, I always knew how wonderful St. Vincent’s was and that it was where I wanted to do my residency. However, I did not fully appreciate how great of a place it was until I started my residency.

With 550 inpatient beds, a Center of Excellence for cardiac and stroke care, the busiest emergency department in the state, an excellent medical ICU, and a new and upcoming cardiac transplant program, St. Vincent’s provides the ideal setting for learning and developing your medicine skills. You will get the benefits of a large medical center in the setting of a small community program. You will take care of a wide variety of patients as we have a large catchment area including most of western Oregon and southwestern Washington. You will get to know our subspecialists as you work side-by-side with them. You will be immersed into our primary care clinic where you will work within a well-functioning medical home model to take care of patients you will invariably end up knowing like family at the end of your three years of residency. You will participate in our strong educational conferences as well as our evidence-based medicine and quality improvement curriculum. But ultimately what makes St. Vincent’s stand out in my mind is the people. Whether it is SIBR-ing on ACU rounds with the care managers, nurses, and resident pharmacists or chatting with the cafeteria workers during lunch time or going to the symphony with your co-residents, there is an overwhelming sense of community here—to not only band efforts to help our patients but to help one another.

Providence St. Vincent’s has molded me into the person and internal medicine physician I am today in more ways than I know. I hope you will consider joining us here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and to be a part of what makes us special. I look forward to hearing from you soon!


Jennifer Nguyen, MD
Chief Resident 2020-2021