Acquiring medical knowledge and skills is the major goal of the internship program at Mercy Health Partners (MHP). Our modern, diverse, yet practical, rotating internships help interns achieve this goal. We emphasis "hands on" training in order to graduate confident, qualified residency candidates.
The internship program at MHP has a solid reputation as a learning-directed experience. Interns have the ability to work one on one with the attending physician to gain knowledge and experience they will be able to use in the field of medicine. History and physicals are service related and the interns are encouraged to manage the patient while hospitalized.
There is a wealth of clinical material at MHP and attending physicians work with interns to provide insight and expertise. Throughout the program, interns become part of the medical staff and provide an important part of the health care delivered to this community.
Internships are available in:
- Ob/Gyn, track
- Family Practice, special emphasis
- Traditional rotating internship
MHP is a member of the Statewide Campus System in affiliation with Michigan State University. This affiliation allows interns the privilege of attending monthly, daylong educational days.
By joining resources with MSU, MHP is able to provide modern and applicable curricula for all levels of interns. Statewide education standards are in place to evaluate the performance of interns. Ongoing faculty development strengthens the teaching skills of the medical educators at MHP. This in turn helps the faculty develop educational standards and evaluation methods that can be applied uniformly to various clinical education programs.
Didactics are strongly emphasized and the hospital provides approximately 250 separate educational experiences ranging from lectures and seminars to morning reports, journal clubs, legal and business series, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment conferences and case presentations.