Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center is a 300-bed University affiliated hospital located within a few minutes from the University Hospital complex and Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Their new hospital opened in 2010 and is a state-of-the-art facility for patient care. Here, second- and third-year residents care for patients with common medical illnesses in an efficient private hospital with outstanding ancillary services.
Residents work with a large group of hospitalist physicians and are exposed to a variety of practice patterns and management techniques. On the Internal Medicine Service, upper level University residents care for these patients along with one-year preliminary Mercy/University residents. The educational and clinical program is supervised by full and part-time faculty and a Chief Resident from the University of Maryland. Every resident rotating through the system receives complimentary parking and a stipend covering all meals.
Medicine Inpatient Units
The upper level resident is the team leader of each of the four general medical services at Mercy. The resident is responsible for supervising the clinical work and educational experience for Mercy's preliminary interns, sub-interns and junior medical students on his or her team. Morning report and specialty conferences are held daily. Journal Club and Grand Rounds are conducted once a week.
Each of the four teams of residents and students care for an average of 14 teaching patients, with a team cap of 20. Residents are on-call every fourth day, supervising interns and subinterns on the team and providing cross-coverage for other medical teams. A night float team assumes all patient care responsibility at 9 PM on Sunday through Thursday, allowing the residents on call to go home at that time. Upper level residents stay overnight on Friday and Saturday nights on their long call days. An upper level resident serving as the Medical Consultant (Medical Admitting Officer) helps with supervising patients admitted to the hospital. Moonlighting opportunities on the weekends are available for upper level residents.
Visit the Mercy Medical Center website for more information about their hospital and their preliminary medicine residency program.
Pediatrics Community Care Rotation
As second- and third-year residents, our Med-Peds upper levels rotate through Mercy’s Pediatrics Department in a mixed community care experience. Mercy provides inpatient pediatric care for children from birth to age 16 with a family centered approach. Residents participate in daily inpatient rounds and spend their afternoons in the busy Pediatric Urgent Care or in the sick-side clinic at Mercy Family Care Physicians. Residents cover the inpatient floor and urgent care every fourth night while on call and supervise general pediatrics interns and medical students. Residents are exposed to bread-and-butter pediatrics on this rotation with innovative and ample support services.
Well Baby Nursery
The Family Childbirth Center at Mercy Medical Center is a family-centered facility for expectant mothers, newborn babies, and families located within Mercy’s award-winning Mary Catherine Bunting Center. Residents rotate in this extremely busy well-baby nursery as second year residents. They are supported by a team of nurse-practitioners, lactation specialists, pediatricians and neonatologists and see the full spectrum of well-baby care.