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The primary goal of Mercyhealth’s Internal Medicine Residency Program is to equip physicians with the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to provide exemplary patient care. Throughout training, residents have many opportunities to hone their communication skills, apply evidence-based practices to improve clinical outcomes, and develop innovative care delivery models to respond effectively to needs of our patients.

Mentorship and collaboration are essential parts of our program. Residents learn to practice as effective members of larger care teams. Overall, the Mercyhealth Internal Medicine Residency Program instills in residents a patient-centered approach and a passion for improving lives.

Clinical experiences

Place of primary education

Mercyhealth supports the educational goals of the Internal Medicine Residency Program by making the full breadth of its clinical offerings available to residents. Javon Bea Medical Hospital and Clinic at Mercyhealth – Riverside has a Level I Trauma Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and operating theaters to accommodate cardiac, peripheral, neuro-interventional, minimally invasive and image-guided, as well as emergency medical and trauma services.

Continuity clinics

Ambulatory experience is an essential part of medical training and is required by the American Board of Internal Medicine. It is designed to complement the inpatient experience and to help prepare residents for entry into the practice of office medicine. Morning clinics begin at 8 a.m. and afternoon clinics at 1 p.m. Each resident accumulates a panel of patients that he manages in consultation with the supervising manager. Residents participate in the care of their patients upon admission to the hospital and participate in the care of their patients between outpatient visits. Residents are organized into cohorts and cross-coverage continuity clinic patients.

Residents are supervised on all rotations by a board-certified physician on the basis of one physician for every three or fewer residents. This ensures a close working relationship between residents, faculty, and the interdisciplinary care team for a holistic educational experience. Below is a model of our program based on the belief that one must become a qualified generalist before becoming an expert subspecialist. In this way, our program is designed to guide residents to the next level of patient care during each year of training. Residents achieve growth by developing the core competencies and Accreditation Council for Higher Medical Education (ACGME) milestones.

Academic activities

Mandatory lectures for residents include the large rounds and the academic half-day.

Research and scholarly activities

Each resident is responsible for presenting several teaching lectures, original journal articles, and lectures on morbidity and mortality. Under the supervision of dedicated faculty, each resident is responsible for at least three case reports and one quality improvement project per year and one research project over a three-year period.

Simulation

We provide experience with various simulators throughout your residency in our state-of-the-art simulation lab. Learn more about the simulation lab.

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