Internal Medicine Residency Program

I would like to welcome you to the home page for the Internal Medicine residency at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Thank you for your interest in our program.

We began training internal medicine residents in 1967 and have a rich history of producing excellent Internists. Our graduates are well prepared for careers in primary care and hospital medicine, as well as for further sub-specialization through fellowship training. Over the past ten years, residents from our program have obtained positions in cardiology, hematology/oncology, endocrinology, pulmonary-critical care, nephrology, infectious disease, and gastroenterology. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our residents, both during their training and later in their careers.

Through a careful selection process, we accept eight new residents each year. We are very much a multi-ethnic program and enjoy the diverse cultural atmosphere we have created. (Our Annual International Dinner is a yearly highlight!) International graduates are encouraged to apply. However, our hospital only sponsors J-1 visas. Successful applicants to our program have good interpersonal skills, an outstanding command of English, a strong fund of medical knowledge demonstrated by solid USMLE/COMLEX scores and an excellent performance in medical school. 

We have an extremely dedicated and committed teaching faculty, robust scholarly activity and a supportive administration. Our ABIM pass rate has traditionally been above the national average. Each year many of our residents present their clinical research or clinical vignettes at local, regional, national and even international meetings.  Our program was awarded the Silver Medal for Research by the Ohio ACP in 2015 and the Gold Medal in 2017!

Please take a few moments to browse through the pages of our web site. I think you will like what you find.

Thomas Marnejon, DO , FACP
Program Director
Master Teacher
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, NEOMED, LECOM and OUHCOM