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Transitional Year Program

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

The transitional year residency (TYR) program at Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC) is designed to provide physicians in training with a broad-based clinical experience and a well-balanced didactic curriculum. The focus is on providing a well-balanced academic and clinical experience that will allow transitional year residents to make informed decisions about their next career choice or fulfill the requirements of a specialty, the military, or a public health system.

Over the course of the one-year program, residents have the opportunity to gain a first-hand perspective of a wide range of medical specialties and subspecialties and to develop the clinical competence required to pursue a specific discipline.

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 and urban patients of Eastern Delaware County and Southwest Philadelphia, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, which serves the urban population of West Philadelphia. These two hospitals give residents an opportunity to develop the professional and personal skills to minister to the needs of people from many different economic and socio-cultural backgrounds.

Transitional YearResidents receive training in a number of subspecialties, including radiology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, dermatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology and emergency medicine among other disciplines.

MCMC TYR is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and operates along side its Osteopathic counterpart, the Rotating Internship, which is fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). This accreditation enables Osteopathic residents to receive both ACGME and AOA credit for completing the program.

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To find out more about Mercy Catholic Medical Center’s Transitional Year Program, please call 610.237.4685, fax 610.237.5093 or email
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