Facilities


Graduate Medical Education Center

Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center and the Lima community have invested in graduate medical education by purchasing state-of-the-art simulation equipment and housing it in a new, 48,000 square foot GME Center. This center will be completed in the spring of 2021. A full-time simulation center director, David Faulkner, ACSM, RCEP, provides an amazing resource for hands-on, procedure-based education.

Rotation Schedule

PGY 1 Rotation

Duration

General Internal Medicine

4 months

Emergency Medicine

1 month

Pulmonary

1 month

ICU

1 month

Cardiology

1 month

GI

1 month

Nephrology

1 month

Night Float

1 month

Elective

1 month

 

PGY 2 Rotation

Duration

General Internal Medicine

3 months

Hematology-Oncology

1 month

Infective Disease

1 month

Geriatric Medicine

1 month

ICU

1 month

Ambulatory Medicine

1 month

Cardiology

1 month

Neurology

1 month

Night Float

1 month

Elective

1 month

 

PGY 3 Rotation

Duration

General Internal Medicine

3 months

ICU

1 month

Ambulatory Medicine

1 month

Night Float

1 month

Endocrinology

1 month

Cardiology

1 month

Rheumatology

1 month

ED – Inpatient Follow Up Clinic

1 month

Elective

2 months

Electives

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Addiction/Pain Medicine
  • Ambulatory Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Health Administration – Management
  • Infectious Disease*
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Ophthalmology (Medical)
  • Orthopedics (Non-operative/Ambulatory)
  • Otolaryngology (Outpatient)
  • Pain Management - Addiction Medicine
  • Palliative Care & Hospice
  • Pathology – Laboratory Medicine
  • Podiatry Medicine & Surgery
  • Preoperative Assessment
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology (Diagnostic/Interventional)
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Rheumatology
Please note:
*Infectious Disease may include Wound Management/Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as desired.
Split month electives are permissible.
Further customized electives may be pursued with program approval.

Didactic Curriculum

Didactics

Weekly

Morning Report

Daily

Multidisciplinary Cancer Conference

Weekly

Multidisciplinary Clinicopathologic Conference

Monthly

Yale Outpatient Medicine Curriculum

Weekly

Journal Club

Monthly

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Monthly

Wellness/Resident Leadership Meetings

Monthly

Meeting with the Program Director

Monthly

Resident Forum

Monthly

Medical Staff Meetings

Quarterly

MKSAP review/Internal Medicine board reviews

End of year

Research and Scholarly Activity

The courses noted below will be supplied by the medical center during the pre-residency onboarding process:

  • BLS/ACLS certification 
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support certification
  • All residents will be supplied membership to the American College of Physicians and are encouraged to submit presentations to local, regional and statewide meetings.

All residents will have an opportunity to submit presentations to a system-wide multiple facility academic conference involving Mercy Health residencies from across the state.

The simulation curriculum for internal medicine will provide a broad range of exposures to enhance resident confidence and clinical skill. Available procedures include:

  • Central venous catheter placement (multiple approached)
  • Arterial line placement
  • Interosseous IV needle placement
  • Chest tube placement
  • Endotracheal intubation and emergency airway management skills
  • Comprehensive point of care ultrasound training with additional inclusion in the SonoSim™ point of care ultrasound training program that allows review via any web-enabled device