Program Overview

We look for pioneers to create leaders!

The Lima Community and Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center welcome you to this exiting place in your career and congratulate you on getting ready to begin residency training.

You have studied a lot, learned a lot and worked very hard to reach this point, so we look forward to having you join our team with top notch educators to give you the tools to become a leader in Emergency Medicine and help you achieve your goals.

Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Graduate Medical Education Emergency Medicine Residency is involved in comprehensively educating residents in all aspects of Emergency care. Our program emphasizes a physiological approach to medical illness with an interdisciplinary team care model, in which the resident is a key element. We promote resident education across a broad spectrum of acute and chronic disease processes utilizing well-honed bedside examination skills and well considered diagnostic modalities appropriate for patient management. All medical, radiologic and surgical subspecialties are available for patient care evaluation and recommendations as needed, and all resident staff will be exposed to the full spectrum of major medical and surgical specialties, with ample time to pursue personal and professional interests. Our team care model allows the resident to develop professional and leadership skills in the coordination of staff members necessary for optimal patient outcomes, both in-hospital and beyond. It is our goal to allow the resident the opportunity to excel in their chosen field, whether it be subspecialty training, clinical practice or academic practice. All resident staff will be afforded the opportunity to participate in research, quality improvement activities and committees. A broad range of scholarly activity is available to all residents, including that involving individual research interests, quality and process improvement, case reports, academic presentations, medical education and the opportunity for medical publication.

As the largest health care provider and largest employer in our region, St. Rita’s cares for nearly 200,000 patients each year, 57,250 of those in the Emergency Department. Our case acuity allows for admissions of 25% of patients seen in the ED. St. Rita’s is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, the largest health care system in Ohio. Our high-quality comprehensive services include heart and vascular institute, cancer center, neuroscience institute, orthopedics, trauma and emergency, outpatient wound care and hyperbaric medicine, special care for mothers and babies, pediatrics, sports medicine, outpatient rehabilitation, men’s and women’s wellness, podiatric medicine and surgery, weight management, behavioral health services, home health care and hospice.



St. Rita's Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency is accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) an independent, not-for-profit, physician-led organization that sets and monitors the professional educational standards essential in preparing physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care to all Americans.

Contact Us

Susan Dunn
Program Coordinator
(419) 996-5558