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Residency Programs

The SJMHS Program

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital sponsors ACGME accredited graduate medical education programs in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Transitional Year, as well as a program in Emergency Medicine in partnership with the University of Michigan Health System. Appointments to these programs are made through the National Resident Matching Program. There are 150 house officers at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, as well as additional affiliated residents and fellows from the University of Michigan and other academic centers.

Your Decision

We've tried to answer the most common questions asked by residency applicants:

Should you complete your residency in a program that is similar to your future practice environment?
How important is the hospital where you will complete your residency?
Looking for a great hospital to complete your residency?
Is the community an important part of your residency decision?
If you were designing a teaching hospital, what would it look like?

Should you complete your residency in a program that is similar to your future practice environment?
It makes sense. In the 2003 Graduation Survey conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, 45 percent of last year's graduating class reported that their career goal was full time clinical practice in a group practice of three or more physicians. If your career goal is to join a group practice in a medium sized city, it makes sense to consider St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan for your residency.

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a large, medically sophisticated teaching hospital with a strong orientation to private group practice. High academic standards, a tradition of academic excellence, a large volume and variety of clinical cases, and a private practice environment provide an ideal combination for anyone considering private group practice as a career goal.

How important is the hospital where you will complete your residency?
Is it important to train in a hospital where quality of care is more than a clich├ę, where patients are truly cared for, and where ethics and values are an integral part of the institution, not just a statement hung on the wall or a committee than meets once a month? How important is it to have colleagues who are intelligent, interesting, committed, and highly competent? If training in a great hospital is important to you, it makes sense to consider St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan for your residency.

Looking for a great hospital to complete your residency?
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the group of 400 major teaching hospitals that form the backbone of health care, medical education, and medical research in the United States. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic Health Care Systems in the United States. We are proud of our membership in these outstanding organizations, and they say a lot about who we are as a hospital. But nothing communicates who we are more than the patients who look to us for the best possible health care, the talent, competence and credentials of our medical staff, or the commitment of everyone here to our work, our values, and our community. If you want to train in a great hospital, you could not make a better choice than St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

Is the community an important part of your residency decision?
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, an area consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the United States. Medicine, health care, medical research, and higher education provide the foundation of the local economy. This city of 100,000, with a total population of 550,000 in the surrounding area, is one of the largest and most sophisticated medical communities in the country, offering unlimited opportunity for medical education and research. Housing is reasonably priced and available in a variety of locations and price ranges. Transportation is easy, and job growth and opportunity in the area is strong. If you are looking for a great community to live in while you complete your residency, you will not be disappointed with Ann Arbor.

If you were designing a teaching hospital, what would it look like?
Would the hospital campus have trees and parks, easy access for patients and staff, and plenty of free parking? Would it be a place where you would be comfortable going to work everyday? Would it be a place you would recommend to your family if they needed health care? What about having the latest equipment and the best staff - how important is that to you? Would it be a place where you know your colleagues and where you are known by your name? If you were designing a teaching hospital, chances are it would look a lot like St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. See for yourself what a great teaching hospital is like.

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