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Osteopathic Programs

Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC), comprising Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals, has a long history of supporting Osteopathic Medical Education, both for students and in Graduate Medical Education. 

MCMC is a major teaching affiliate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB).

On any given month, more than 20 Osteopathic medical students on rotation at our hospitals and clinics. This compliments the strong, well-established Osteopathic Rotating Internship program and the Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency program. Both are fully approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). 

As a demonstration of the quality and commitment of Osteopathic medical education, the MCMC Internal Medicine Residency was inspected by the AOA recently and awarded its highest approval rating, a 5-year re-certification.

MCMC's affiliation with PCOM’s OPTI (Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions) (PCOM MedNet) offers trainees additional resources to support their Osteopathic medical education. The Director of the Osteopathic Programs, Dr. Valentino, also has held positions on the PCOM MedNet Executive Board.

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