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Academic Program

Learn more about the academic program that is part of the Graduate Medical Education programs at Mercy Suburban Hospital.

Sample Orientation Schedule

Every year, the orientation schedule at Mercy Suburban is tailored to fit the requirements of the American Osteopathic Association as well as to give trainees an introductory experience with many of the new technologies and clinical areas that open in the hospital. With the Chief Resident and Director of Medical Education, trainees will meet with many individuals throughout the hospital who will be vital to their continued education at Mercy Suburban.

Listed below is a sample of the orientation schedule:

Day 1:

  • Introduction to Common Calls
  • Patient Safety Introduction
  • Risk Management Introduction
  • Introduction to HIPAA and Medical Records
  • Introduction to Quality and Hospital Core Measures

Day 2:

  • Lab Orientation
  • Introduction to the Ethics Core Curriculum           
  • Informed Consent and AND
  • Infection Prevention
  • Introduction to the Pharmacy
  • Restraints Competency
  • Hemoccult Competency
  • Information Technology

Academic Curriculum

Throughout the academic year, the trainees at Mercy Suburban Hospital will be given an opportunity to participate in many educational opportunities. From morning report with attending physician presence and the core lecture series, to grand rounds scheduled throughout the month, our residents will be given the opportunity to improve their clinical skills and learn the foundation of medicine needed to excel at boards.

Sample Rotation Schedule

First year residency and internship rotation schedules are tailored to meet the needs of the individual based upon requirements of the American Osteopathic Association, the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and the osteopathic governing body of the residency the trainee is enrolled within. Traditional rotating interns are afforded the opportunity to develop a rotation schedule in conjunction with the Chief Resident and Director of Medical Education prior to the start of the year.

All rotations are approximately four weeks in duration and include night-call. Night-call is based upon the total number of interns in the program. Interns who are post-call will be given leave after the morning educational activities are completed the following day.

Below is a sample of some of the rotations offered at Mercy Suburban Hospital.

  • Hospital and Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Infectious Disease
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Intensive Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pulmonary Medicine