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Resident Testimonials

As the Internal Medicine Residency Program is a dual-accredited program, the osteopathic internal medicine program is closely aligned with the ACGME accredited program. Residents from allopathic and osteopathic backgrounds receive training in a seamless combination, embracing benefits from both educational philosophies. The presence of both backgrounds strengthens the program, the educational experience and the ultimate clinical experience for our patients.

Here is what some of the residents have had to say:

“I am proud to be trained as internal medicine resident in Mercy Catholic Medical Center. The program is designed in such a way that you are confident to start off your career as soon as you step outside in the real world, be it a fellowship or an internal medicine practice. With efficient training and support from the faculty and co-residents, attendings and sub-specialties, Mercy is a community program that has a lot to offer for a resident with diverse interests. It is exciting to be a part of a team where everyone works together to learn and provide the best possible patient care. You are part of "Mercy family" where there is always an incredible number of people to help with your daily hurdles and to support you through life struggles because no one can grow as a clinician if not supported as a person.”

Neelkantha Amatya, MD
Graduation Year 2012

“I was a resident in Mercy hospital from 2008- 2011 and graduated in June 2011. I am now working as a hospitalist at Indiana University Hospital.  I am writing this with acknowledgement of the fact that Mercy Catholic Medical Center is one of the best training institutions for residency. As an Attending physician at IU Hospital I always find that the things which I learnt in MCMC are of immense help. It has thought me to take medical decisions as an AOD and has given me the teaching experience and handle inpatients as a floor resident. I have immense respect for the various attendings who have guided us through these 3 years and made us successful clinicians and above all good human beings.”

Karthik Karanam, MD
Graduation Year 2011

“MCMC is a strong academic internal medicine program in a community hospital setting. The diversity of pathology is high, and program faculty is very helpful and accessible.”

Thomas Drames, DO
Graduation Year 2012


“The educational activities of department of medicine aspire to the excellence in training of residents as basis for career as PCP, hospitalist or for further subspecialty training. During my training, I was amazed to see elusive balance between outstanding clinical training and rewarding personal life. During my training at MCMC, I learned true professionalism, great work ethics, compassion for patients and their families and most of all how to treat the people with dignity, kindness and understanding. I have no hesitation to say that I was trained at one among the best community programs in the Philadelphia area. If I have to start my residency training again MCMC, will be my first choice as it was first time.”

Anwar Iqbal, MD
Graduation Year 2011

"I believe our program provides a great all round training experience in Internal Medicine with a special emphasis on hospital medicine. I find myself adequately equipped to deal with a varied set of patient populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings."

Vijayakumar Paramasivam, MD
Graduation Year 2011


"It's a great privilege and pleasure to complete my internship training at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. The training at Mercy helped me to have a smooth transition from my internship to my anesthesia training. The diverse pathology, enthusiastic attendings willing to teach, along with great didactic sessions and a very talented and knowledgeable bunch of residents truly makes it a great place to gain tons of clinical knowledge and experience to start any advanced program you may be entering."

Ananth Mothukuri, M.D.
Graduation Year 2010
Preliminary Program

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