To equip residents with exceptional expertise in primary care medicine, the Mercy Internal Medicine Residency Program focuses on a close, continuous working relationship between Mercy faculty physicians and residents. This assures that each resident receives:
- A curriculum covering all medical specialties and subspecialties
- Enhanced education facilitated through coordinated educational efforts and routine sharing of knowledge
- The opportunity to choose electives, which are arranged with each individual resident
- The knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive, cost-effective health care to their patients and families regardless of diagnosis, sex, age or other factors
- The ability to incorporate disease prevention and health maintenance into the care of their patients
- Assistance and training to effectively coordinate all health care services received by patients and their families
- Community resources to improve the health care delivery system
The faculty, staff, attending physicians and hospital personnel are dedicated to producing a physician that will be ready to provide comprehensive, continuous, coordinated and community-oriented health care in a variety of settings in internal medicine.
Throughout your residency, you will work closely with highly-skilled medical specialists, primarily at Mercy Medical Center. The Mercy Internal Medicine Residency Program includes:
- A concentrated study of all disciplines that contribute to the practice of internal medicine
- Extensive procedural training
- Direct, hands-on experiences that equip residents to provide high-quality patient care in an evolving health care environment
Because Mercy is a regional, tertiary care hospital, you will be involved in caring for complex medical cases. As a resident, you will develop close working relationships with physicians and staff from many specialty areas.
Opportunities After Residency
Mercy operates Iowa’s most extensive primary care practice system and is a member of Mercy Health Network. This strong network–comprised of 11 owned hospitals, 28 affiliated or managed hospitals and 144 physician clinics–provides opportunities for graduates to pursue their desired avenues in internal medicine — from practicing with an established hospital or clinic to launching a practice in an urban or rural environment.