Dr. George Boyer, Chairman and Dr. Wilma Rowe, Associate Program Director
Mercy Medical Center is a 280 bed University affiliated hospital located within a few minutes from the University Hospital complex and Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Their brand 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 private practicing physicians and are exposed to a variety of practice patterns and management techniques. 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.
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 the first year residents, subinterns and junior medical students on his or her team. Each team has primary responsibility for patients who may or may not have their own private attendings. 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 18 teaching patients, with a team cap of 20. The service attending conducts daily teaching rounds and is the physician-of-record for patients who do not have their own physician. Residents are on-call every fourth night, 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 Saturday and Sunday 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.
See Mercy Medical Center for more information about their hospital and their preliminary medicine residency program.