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Osteopathic Rotating Internship Program

Dr. Dominic ValentinoDominic J. Valentino III, DO, FCCP
Chair, Department of Medicine: José Missri, MD

Message from the Director of Osteopathic Medical Education

Welcome to Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC) and thank you for your interest in our Osteopathic Traditional Rotating Internship.

Osteopathic medical education at MCMC is vibrant and flourishing. We are proud to offer American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved Osteopathic Rotating Internship positions as a vital part of our graduate medical education program.

MCMC has been training physicians for over 60 years and has a long-standing history of clinical and academic excellence. Physicians who choose to train in our osteopathic internship program will reap the benefits of our well-established and structured medical education curriculum, and meet all of the requirements for certification by the AOA. This can be an important, if not crucial component of training. Several states, including Pennsylvania, require an AOA approved osteopathic internship year for all DOs who wish to be licensed in the state to practice medicine or surgery.

Additionally, our program is also certified by the ACGME, as it operated in conjunction with our Transitional Year Residency. This allows our graduates to meet the educational requirements for internship programs which are required for entry into other ACGME residencies, such as anesthesiology, neurology, or ophthalmology, physical medicine & rehabilitation, radiation oncology, and diagnostic radiology. Few other programs in the region can offer similar dual-approved internships and residency positions.

The educational curriculum for our internship programs is based on the philosophy that broad clinical exposures, and an abundance of didactic presentations and conferences, will produce well-rounded physicians who are prepared to further their training in residency programs.

We sponsor a monthly multidisciplinary Osteopathic Case Conference, along with OMM seminars provided at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (our OPTI affiliate), in addition to the Michigan State University OMT workshop DVD series to foster clinical and academic development and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

MCMC also serves as a major clinical training site for PCOM and Kansac City University of Medicine and Biosciences students, in addition to osteopathic students from all over the country who come here to do elective rotations.

Applicants who have questions about the structure or requirements of our program may contact me at for further information.

We do require and participate in the ERAS application system. Applications will only be considered through ERAS, so please do not email application material. Additionally, applicants must participate in the AOA Osteopathic Match program in order to gain entry to our program, as we do not offer positions outside of the match.

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To find out more about Mercy Catholic Medical Center’s AOA Internship, please call 610.237.4685, fax 610.237.5093 or email

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