​Steve Vance, MD, FACEP

Surgical Disciplines​

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

CMU Medical Education Partners
CMED South
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: 989-583-6905
Fax: 989-583-6939

Dr. Vance joined CMU in November 2011 where he currently serves as Interim Program Director for the Emergency Medicine residency and Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Technology.  A Saginaw native, he graduated from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 2001.  In 2004, he completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Spectrum Health Butterworth in Grand Rapids.  Steve then joined the Covenant Healthcare Emergency Physicians Group and shortly thereafter became core faculty with the Emergency Medicine residency program.   His primary focus was ultrasound education and critical care, especially in the area of ultrasound-guided procedures.   He presented on this topic regionally, and remains committed to further advancement of the use of ultrasound in the ED.

Under Dr. Vance's leadership, SYNAPSE (Synergy Medical Advanced Practicum and Simulation Environment) was completed in March 2008.  Since that time, the center has continued to expand its learner base and educational opportunities, conducting over 15,000 learner-hours of training annually.  In addition to simulation-based curriculum development, Steve has taken the lead in development of web-based learning and assessment and presents regularly on the topic at the ACEP Teaching Fellowship. He served as Chair of the Emergency Medicine subsection of the Society for Simulation in Medicine in 2013, and is actively conducting research on outcomes for simulation based training interventions. 

Dr. Vance's goals at CMU are to provide leading edge educational opportunities for our medical and health professions students, as well as continue regional leadership and excellence in the areas of simulation, medical team training, and patient safety.

Education & Fellowships:
  • Residency
    • Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
      MERC Emergency Medicine
      Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • Chief Resident
  • Doctorate
    • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
      Doctor of Medicine
      Lansing, Michigan
      May 2001
  • Undergraduate
    • Alma College
      Bachelor of Science, Physics
      Magna Cum Laude
      Alma, Michigan
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine LLSA Exam-passed 2006
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Written- passed November 2004
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Oral- passed April 2005
  • USMLE (Steps I, II, III)- completed 2003
  • Michigan Medical Licensure- Issued July 2003, Active
  • Michigan Controlled Substance Licensure- Issued July 2003, Active
  • Federal DEA Licensure- Issued July 2003, Active
Awards & Honors:
  • Teaching Award, Outstanding Educator in Emergency Medicine, 2011
    • Synergy/MSU Program in Emergency Medicine
  • “IMPACT” Award, 2010
    • Synergy Medical Education Alliance
  • RUBY Award (Recognizing the Upward, Bright, and Young), 2009
    • First State Bank
  • Teaching Award, 2009
    • Synergy/MSU Residency in Emergency Medicine
  • Physician of the Month, April 2007
    • Covenant Healthcare
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
    • SAEM Simulation Academy
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare
    • Chair, Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group, 2012
    • Vice-Chair, Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group, 2011
    • Secretary, Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group, 2010
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (past)
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Saginaw County Medical Society
Treatment & Services:
Emergency Medicine-Covenant Healthcare

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions:
Ultrasound guided intravenous access and diagnostic procedures

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