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Residency in Internal Medicine

Director: Eric Green, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine: José Missri, MD

Letter from the Program Director

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for interest in our internal medicine residency program.  Mercy Catholic Medical Center has a long history of excellence in preparing residents for future careers.   With clinical training split between Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, in suburban Philadelphia, and Mercy Philadelphia hospital, in the heart of West Philadelphia, our residents care for patients from diverse ethnicities and cultures.  Our hospitals, ambulatory practices, and emergency departments allow us to treat the rich spectrum of disease in our community, ranging from myocardial infarction to Malaria.  Mercy’s commitment to medical excellence, which includes certification as a stroke center of excellence, interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery, and some of the newest CT and MRI scanners in the Philadelphia Metro region allow us to treat most cases ourselves.

Our residency program builds on this clinical excellence to provide academically rigorous with a proven success.  Our residents learn about care in diverse clinical environments that span the spectrum of care, including hospital and community-based ambulatory practices, inpatient wards, observation units, intensive care units, skilled nursing facilities and even hospice programs.  In each of these areas our residents work side-by-side skilled, board-certified specialists including geriatricians and intensivists.  Learning, in the context of formal teaching rounds, didactic conferences, and informal discussion of patients and their care is part of the day-to-day rhythm of medical care at Mercy.  Resident education is supported by a dedicated team of Associate Program Directors, faculty, and administrative personnel whose contributions allow us to offer diverse learning activities such as a unique systems-based practice curriculum for our interns, an elective experience in observation medicine for our residents, ethics rounds, and QI and research projects supported by a statistician.

We strive to make each resident as successful as he or she can be.  We constantly review of curriculum to ensure we have the optimal balance of didactic and clinical teaching.  In addition, we allow each resident flexibility in selecting electives, including one elective outside of Mercy, to support their long-term career goals.  Our residents have left to subspecialty training in prestigious fellowships as well as pursued successful careers in hospital-based and ambulatory medicine.  I encourage you to look through our program highlights on this web page, and consider applying and visiting us in person.

 

Sincerely,

Eric H. Green MD, MSc, FACP
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Mercy Catholic Medical Center

Medical Director, Ambulatory Care Center
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine

 

Contact Us

Please review our Internal Medicine or Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency Program pages, or call 610.237.4958.