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Nazareth Hospital Residency Programs

Charmaine Chan, DO

Designated Institutional Official and Osteopathic Recognition Program Director
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Charmaine ChanWelcome to Nazareth Hospital! We are a 230-bed community hospital which serves the changing urban population of Northeast Philadelphia. We are also a part of the Mercy Health System, which includes Mercy Philadelphia and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospitals, also known as the Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC).

As a community hospital at the edge of Philadelphia, we have demonstrated our commitment to training the next generation of healthcare professionals with our two American Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency programs: Internal Medicine Residency and Transitional Year Residency. We have also achieved ACGME accreditation for Osteopathic Recognition for both Internal Medicine and Transitional Year, which is open to osteopathic as well as allopathic residents.

In addition, Nazareth Hospital hosts surgery residents from the MCMC training program, as well as orthopedics residents from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) orthopedic training program. We have also received accreditation from the Council for Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) for our Podiatry Residency and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) for our Pharmacy Residency. We value having our residents work closely together in a very intercollegiate environment, learning and supporting each other to provide our patients with the best possible care.

As part of our deep commitment to medical education, Nazareth Hospital offers clinical rotations to medical students affiliated with PCOM, Drexel University College of Medicine, and Temple University School of Podiatry Medicine. We house 10 PCOM third year medical students, as part of their clinical campus for an entire year. Other students rotate through many of our internal medicine subspecialties as well as outpatient family medicine practices. The students are exposed to a diversity of pathology and patients, while working closely with residents and physicians who are committed to teaching them.

Just as we value our commitment to graduate medical education, we cherish our mission to provide quality care to everyone, especially the underserved populations in the greater Philadelphia community. Our residents are encouraged to participate in hospital driven community service events, as well as projects that have been developed through our partnership with PCOM’s medical student groups and the Institute of Clinical Bioethics, St. Joseph’s University.

We look forward to helping you develop as you continue to progress through your medical education.

If you are a medical student interested in rotating with us, please click to view our current list of rotations offered and other information regarding our programs.

Best wishes,

Charmaine Chan, DO

For more information:

Diane Loftus
GME Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 267.350.7401
Email: dloftus@mercyhealth.org

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