Program Overview

The Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital has been a vital part of the Youngstown, Ohio area since 1977. Our program has graduated well over 100 family physicians since it was founded, with many of these graduates staying in the area, providing high quality medical care to the Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana County region. Graduates have embarked on many exciting practice avenues, including private practice (in small groups, large multi-specialty groups and hospital positions), academic appointments and fellowship training.

The emphasis on education is apparent from the start. Our interns are given a thorough initiation to health care with a month-long introduction to clinical medicine. As our residents progress through training, they are challenged to enhance their understanding of disease processes and to apply that knowledge to improve the health care of a diverse patient population.

The mission of the Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Family Medicine Residency Program is to prepare the next generation of family physicians to be skilled and compassionate in caring for patients along the full spectrum of family medicine and to improve the health of our communities, especially those who are poor and underserved. To achieve our mission, we commit to core values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life and service in all we do.

Accreditation Status

Program Name: Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
ACGME ID number: 1203811251
Accreditation Status: Continued Accreditation
Next Site Visit: August 2025
Length of Training: Three years
Program Size: Four residents are accepted per year, 12 residents total