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MCMC Residency Programs

José Missri, MD, FACP, FACC
Designated Institutional Official and Chair of GMEC

 

Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC) comprises the two-campus community teaching hospitals of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, located in the Philadelphia suburb of Darby, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, located in the heart of Southwest Philadelphia. With a total of 382 beds and 20,010 annual inpatient admissions, MCMC serves a diverse community and gives residents the benefit from exposure to a wide range of health issues affecting both urban and suburban populations.

MCMC, in affiliation with the Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM), offers ACGME accredited residency training in Internal Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, General Surgery, as well as a Transitional Year Residency and Osteopathic accredited training in Internal Medicine and Internship.

MCMC has long served as a launching pad for many successful physician careers, providing high-quality graduate medical education and clinical training within a family environment. With the guidance of dedicated and experienced faculty, residents learn the latest in medical treatments, train on the most sophisticated medical technology and participate in a wide array of academic pursuits.

In addition to offering four residency programs, both campuses of MCMC serve as clinical bases for the DUCOM residency training program in Emergency Medicine. The ER Departments provide care for a patient population that is high-risk, underserved and diverse, giving residents a challenging clinical experience that is both varied and unpredictable.

Meanwhile, residents and their families can enjoy the comforts of the suburbs--good schools, green parks, safe neighborhoods, lower taxes--in a clean and friendly community less than a half hour from the cultural treasures offered by Philadelphia.

More About MCMC Residency Programs

Internal Medicine Residency Program

The Internal Medicine Residency Program has been part of a long and rich tradition of providing excellent graduate medical education at Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC).  The philosophy of the program is to offer a challenging, stimulating and well-structured curriculum that develops physicians who:

• Possess a broad, deep knowledge of Internal Medicine
• Perform outstanding clinical care
• Practice integrated, cost effective, evidence-based medicine
• Provide compassionate care and
• Maintain clinical competence through self-directed learning.

The program consistently produces physicians who are prepared for multiple career paths in hospitalist practice, internal medicine subspecialties, clinical private practice, and academic medicine. The faculty is committed to sustaining the three-year American Board of Internal Medicine Certifying (ABIM) Examination passage rate of 94%.

As a community-based academic hospital system, MCMC provides residents with a diverse case learning experience at both Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, which serves the suburban patients of Eastern Delaware County and Southwest Philadelphia, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, which serves the urban population of West Philadelphia. These two hospitals form MCMC. A busy and intensivist-supervised ICU gives excellent critical care training including in post-CABG and post-stenting patients.

For More Information: Please review our Internal Medicine or Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency Program pages.

Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC) offers a total of 10 residency positions. The program offers state-of-the-art training in radiology within a community hospital setting. This environment affords residents an opportunity to balance hands-on experience with didactic teaching. Graduates of our program are successful in obtaining Fellowships and Board Certification.

Each year, the radiology department at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals which comprise Mercy Catholic Medical Center, performs approximately 205,000 examinations. All subspecialty areas in Radiology are represented, including neuroradiology, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, nuclear medicine, mammography, cardiothoracic, and ultrasound. Our residents also learn 3D imaging with access to serve-side reconstruction in addition to 3D workstations. Our program includes a subspecialty rotation in pediatric radiology at The A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. In addition, all residents attend a four-week didactic course in radiologic pathologic correlation.

The educational program in Diagnostic Radiology includes two daily conferences given by staff radiologists, lectures by visiting professors, departmental M & M, and journal club. The program also benefits from the wealth of educational opportunities available in Philadelphia. Participation in the citywide Pediatric Conferences at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, as well as participation in the Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society are also part of the curriculum. A citywide physics course is included in the curriculum for all residents. In addition to departmental didactic conferences, residents participate in interdepartmental conferences at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, including, Neuroradiology-Neurology-Neurosurgery conference, Tumor Board, Core Curriculum, Radiology/Pathology, and Radiology/Medicine conferences.

Seven rotations of elective time are available to residents over the PGY-3 through PGY-5 of the program.

Our five-year residency in Diagnostic Radiology is fully approved by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. MCMC Diagnostic Radiology Program includes the preliminary Transitional internship which is AMA and AOA certified. During the Transitional Year, the residents spend two months rotating in the Radiology Department. The program utilizes the National Intern and Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

For More Information: Please review our Diagnostic Radiology and Radiology Faculty Residency Program pages, call 610.237.4355, or email mdrake@mercyhealth.org.

General Surgery Residency Program

The General Surgery program consists of 12 residents, with two chief residents graduating each year. Two categorical and two preliminary positions are offered at the PGY-1 level. Faculty members ensure individual attention is given to each resident and encourage active participation in ongoing clinical research projects and scholarship.

The program incorporates all surgical specialties – urology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics and otolaryngology. More than 9,000 operative cases are performed at both campuses of MCMC each year, and each general surgery patient admitted is considered a teaching patient. All first year residents participate in the operating room. Off-campus rotations include the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Residents receive an integrated experience, learning to manage a broad variety of conditions that impact upon general surgery.

For More Information: Please review our General Surgery Residency Program page, call 610.237.4960, or email surgery@mercyhealth.org.

Transitional Year Residency Program

The Transitional Year Residency Program was established to meet the needs of physicians whose residency programs require one year of fundamental clinical experience, as well as to provide the option of a broad base of clinical experience prior to specialization. Ten positions are offered.

The program offers a number of different options in structuring the transitional year, attempting to allow individuals to design a program uniquely suited to their needs. All positions include rotations in internal medicine, emergency medicine, ambulatory care and surgery. Electives are available in pediatrics, gynecology, radiology, anesthesiology, pathology, family practice, as well as medical and surgical subspecialties.

For More Information: Please review our Transitional Year Residency Program page, call 610.237.7337, or email erogers@mercyhealth.org.

Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education

The Osteopathic Internship Program is structured to meet all American Osteopathic Association (AOA) requirements as well as Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Transitional Year requirements (dual approval).

Most required rotations include at least four months in general internal medicine, and one month rotations in emergency medicine, surgery, medical intensive care unit, and ambulatory care. Elective rotations are available in pediatrics, gynecology, radiology, pathology, anesthesiology, as well as medical and surgical subspecialties

For More Information: Please review our Osteopathic Internal Medicine or Osteopathic Internship Program pages, call 610.237.7337, or email dvalentino@mercyhealth.org.