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Why Mercy Family Medicine Residency?

  • Eighteen residents total (6 per year) in an unopposed, community-based university-affiliated program.
  • Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Mercy Family Medicine Residency received its most recent accreditation from the Residency Review Committee in 2010 for 5 years.
  • A thirty-five year history of training family physicians for rural practice.
  • A strong support network to help with the transition to residency.
  • We teach and provide comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous family-centered care.
  • We teach through examples, intellectual curiosity, empathy, collaboration, self-directed learning, and a balanced approach to work, family, and self.
  • We support one another in our efforts to make contributions in the areas of scholarship, community service, and leadership.
  • Faculty members with added training in palliative care, education methods, and faculty development.
  • Opportunities for procedural training in colposcopy, stress testing, ultrasound, colonoscopy, lesion removal, OB ultrasound, EGD, casting, cryosurgery, and LEEP.
  • A community where family medicine represents the largest medical specialty.
  • Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals, five years in a row, achieving excellence in teaching, quality of care, efficiency of operations, and sustainability of overall performance.
  • Fully integrated electronic medical record with clinic and hospital.
  • State-of-the-art hospital and a diverse medical specialty staff.
  • Responsibility for direct and primary patient care with close faculty back up and supervision.
  • Significant elective time, which enables residents to tailor their training for future practice goals.
  • Opportunity for an international medicine experience.
  • Success on ABFM Certification Exam
  • Low cost of living, friendly people, and four beautiful seasons.
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