Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Internal Medicine Residency is a 3-year, fully accredited ACGME program meeting all of the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
The residency is affiliated with the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM). Residents receive training in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient management, invasive and noninvasive procedures and all subspecialty areas which prepares them for the diverse challenges of medical practice. There are also a variety of electives including research, radiology, pathology, and medical administration to name a few.
Our ambulatory care clinic has more than 3,000 active patients with over 8,000 clinic visits per year. Each resident cares for a panel of patients in the clinic, and serves as the patient’s primary care physician throughout his / her residency.
First-year residents are introduced to general Internal Medicine practice. Rotations include 17 weeks of Internal Medicine, 8 weeks of Ambulatory Medicine, 14 weeks of Intensive/Critical Care, 6 weeks of electives, 5 weeks of night float and 2 transition weeks.
Residents are exposed to subspecialty rotations emphasizing acquisition of in-depth specialty knowledge during their second year. Rotations include 5 weeks of ICU, 10 weeks of Internal Medicine, 4 weeks each in Emergency Medicine, Neurology and Cardiology, 9 weeks of Ambulatory Medicine and 16 elective weeks.
Rotations during third year include an additional 24 weeks in subspecialty electives, 5 weeks of ICU, 10 weeks of Internal Medicine, 4 weeks in Geriatrics and 9 weeks of Ambulatory Medicine.