St. Mary Mercy becomes a teaching hospital and welcomes its first class of resident physicians July 2010
It's an exciting time at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, as we prepare to welcome the first class of resident physicians into our new Graduate Medical Education (GME) Program, also known as an academic program, beginning July 2010. This designates St. Mary Mercy as a teaching hospital for the first time. Our physicians will begin training the next generation of doctors, serving as their teachers and mentors.
St. Mary Mercy will have up to 10 new residency and fellowship programs, 50 faculty positions, and will host nearly 150 residents within the next few years, bringing up to 300 new jobs to the area. Residents will begin in July 2010 in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Transitional Year thus far- programs which have been approved through a stringent application process by national accrediting bodies.
Specialty Residency Programs:
Advanced Level of Care
Receiving care at an academic hospital has many advantages. Faculty physicians participate in leading-edge research, and because of their involvement in this research, they have knowledge of the latest medical developments to offer our patients. And because our physicians will be teaching this advanced protocol, they will have a superior level of expertise to share with the residents and our patients.
Teaching hospitals offer many other benefits:
- Increases access to care for patients
- Resident physicians in hospital 24 hours/7 days per week
- Faculty physicians teach and train resident physicians - share knowledge
- Physicians advance their skills through leading-edge research and teaching
- Provides advanced treatment options and medical developments to our patients
- Patient's healthcare team includes additional new and experienced medical expertise
- Brings 150 new doctors to our local area/300 total new jobs
- Addresses projected physician shortage in southeastern Michigan
St. Mary Mercy Hospital is committed to providing comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate care every time to everyone. Our residents will continue that practice in our faith-based environment, helping to heal our patients in body, mind and spirit.
We look forward to offering this transformation of care and welcome our new members of the community.