Frequently Asked Questions – Orthopedic Residency at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital

Is the application process open to MD and DO candidates?

Yes, MD and DO applicants are welcome to apply.
How many weeks are required to rotate?

Students are allowed two- or four-week rotations.

How many hospitals are covered in the Mercy Health system?

Residents will cover St. Joseph Warren, St. Elizabeth Youngstown, and St. Elizabeth Boardman throughout their residency experience in addition to clinics outpatient surgery centers.

Where do residents typically live?

Popular areas of the city where residents have called home include Boardman, Niles, Canfield, Warren, Girard, Vienna, among others.

Are there added benefits on top of base salary for residents?

Yes, residents receive a monthly stipend for food, and yearly educational and conference funds to use while in the program.

Is there required travel outside the Youngstown region during residency?

Yes, residents will complete six months total of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, with three months in PGY-3 and three months in PGY-4.

Where do residents end up after residency?

In recent years, many residents have pursued fellowships with high success rate in several subspecialties and have landed jobs throughout the country.

What does the didactic curriculum consist of?

There are many educational opportunities at Mercy Health Youngstown Orthopedics including saw bone labs, monthly attending lectures in trauma, spine, sports and hand, monthly journal club, weekly fracture conference, as well as access to a cadaver.

What hospitals do you take call at?

Residents cover call at both St. Elizabeth Youngstown a Level I trauma center and St. Joseph Warren a Level III trauma center.