Frequently Asked Questions

What are the strengths of the Internal Medicine Residency Program?

Statements from our residents include: “Dr. Eric Kirschner, our program director, is an advocate to build a high-quality learning environment and strongly supports the residents as they develop into physician leaders. He is always available and listens and acts upon our program improvement thoughts and recommendations. Most importantly, Dr. Kirschner will reach out to you if he doesn’t hear from you to ensure your wellbeing and educational needs are being met.”

Will I have a better chance of being hired by Mercy Health after participating in the residency?

Mercy Health hopes to retain our “best and brightest” both directly after completion of the Internal Medicine residency or via return after fellowship training. This is not, however, a requirement of the program. We have a goal retention of approximately 20 percent of our graduates as practicing providers in our region or via other Bon Secours Mercy Health facilities across the country. Acceptance into a BSMH facility as attending faculty will be based upon applicant qualifications including familiarity with the precepts of our health care delivery system. 

What type of research opportunities are available?

There are a number of ongoing clinical studies among our medical specialties with resident participation welcomed and encouraged. All residents will participate in quality improvement projects that may be abstracted and presented as well. Basic medical science and statistical support services are available via our affiliations with multiple local and regional universities. 

Does the program offer a board review course?

The program offers a very broad-based set of didactic lectures daily and these are archived for viewing at the resident’s convenience for review and learning purposes. A complete board review is planned each academic year to review key concepts and aid board passage.