Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Medical Center is proud to have received initial accreditation for the newly developed Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), all accredited programs are reviewed annually. At its September 6, 2019 meeting, the Review Committee for Emergency Medicine reviewed the program and granted Mercy Health – St. Rita's Medical Center initial accreditation.
The Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a three-year program and is approved for a total of 18 accredited resident positions. Medical student candidates will be able to apply in the fall 2019 and we will participate in the 2020 National Resident Matching Program. Our first class of 6 Emergency Medicine residents will start on July 1, 2020.
“The accreditation of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program is another example of how Mercy Health – St. Rita’s is using its resources to improve the quality of healthcare for our friends and families that are the Lima community,” said Kevin Casey, DO, Regional Chief Clinical Officer for Mercy Health - Lima. “Bringing in high quality physicians to train our residents, training those residents to be excellent physicians and then keeping them in the community not only benefits the individual patient but the entire region. We are humbled and privileged to be able to provide amazing care today as well as provide clinical excellence far into the future.”
The Emergency Medicine Residency Program is led by (from left) David Toro, MD, program director; Susan Dunn, academic program coordinator and James Chan, MD, associate program director. Subspecialty Education Coordinators, core faculty and rotational faculty whom will contribute substantially to the teaching, mentoring, research, service, and education for this program.
In 2018, Mercy Health – St. Rita’s announced the creation of new residency programs in the areas of Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and General Surgery. Podiatry and Pharmacy programs had already been in place. In addition to six Family Medicine residents, St. Rita’s will also welcome two Podiatry Medicine & Surgery residents as well as four Pharmacy residents. These new doctors will soon call the Lima community their home.
In March, St. Rita’s was matched with our first class of incoming Family Medicine residents. Additionally, earlier this year, Mercy Health - St. Rita’s Medical Center received initial accreditation for the newly developed Internal Medicine Residency Program. Medical student candidates will be able to apply in the fall 2019 for this program and participate in the 2020 Match Day. Our first class of 12 Internal Medicine residents will start on July 1, 2020.