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For any additional questions, please contact Crystal Raines, Program Coordinator.

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  • ERAS#: 1101100199
  • NRMP: 2232110C1

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Welcome from our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine Residency Training program at St. Lucie Medical Center.

St. Lucie Medical Center is a 229-bed acute care hospital nestled in Port St. Lucie, a thriving community located in the middle of the Treasure Coast of Florida, a pristine coastal locale with easy access to Orlando, Miami and Tampa.

Mission Statement

The St. Lucie Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Residency program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

Program Overview

At St. Lucie Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Residency program, we provide excellence in clinical training at a community-based residency program. For those students interested in practicing in a similar environment upon completion of their training, the emergency medicine program at SLMC offers the perfect opportunity in the perfect location.

Additionally, the learning environment offered at St. Lucie Medical Center is centered around the concepts of Ordered Thinking, Deliberate Practice and Individualized Learning in order to instill the ethos of life-long learning in the formation of master adaptive learners in the asymptotic journey towards mastery of emergency medicine.

Working under the guidance of their mentor, each resident creates an Individualized Learning Plan/Process that is iterated quarterly throughout their 3 years of training. This bestows upon each resident an inherent agency over the creation of an individualized learning environment and portfolio that best suits their needs and learning style.

Each resident is supported by an individual core faculty mentor as well as small mentor groups to ensure each resident reaches their highest potential.

In the words of Simon Sinek: “We know our "why". Won't you join us?

Get to Know the Team

Thomas H. Matese Jr., DO, FACP, FACEP
Program Director


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Program Details

Our program has a dedicated research department for the purpose of supporting residents in their research and scholarly activities.

Our team provides guidance and one-on-one mentoring in addition to program faculty for various forms of scholarly activity, including quality improvement and research projects, abstracts and manuscript preparation and case presentations.

Residents have access to a central repository for scholarly activity that houses templates, examples, instructions and tips for searching the literature, conducting research/quality projects, scholarly presentations and publications.

Curriculum and Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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