Internal Medicine - Program Director Opportunity

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyAcademic : Program Director, Internal Medicine : Program Director
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J1 or H1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNone


The Internal Medicine Residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center (Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital) is recruiting a Program Director to guide its continued success. The ideal program applicant will be an experienced clinician-educator with a passion for mentorship and educational planning. They will join an experienced leadership team in guiding a 70-person residency that is based in two clinical campuses to continued success. Mercy Catholic Medical Center has a strong track record of producing clinically oriented graduates who pursue fellowship (40%), hospitalist (40%), and primary care (20%). Our residency is fully accredited and recently implements X+Y scheduling. In addition to their role as a physician-leader, the successful applicant will be expected to be clinically active as a general internist, hospitalist, or a medical subspecialist.

The residency is based at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in suburban Philadelphia. The hospital is a mission-based safety-net community teaching hospital has a 80 year history of GME.  We are close academic affiliates of both Drexel University College of Medicine and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Greater Philadelphia offers urban, suburban or rural living with access excellent school districts, a wealth of cultural, entertainment, and recreational options, and easy to travel to New York, Washington, and beyond.



  • Oversight and organization of the activities of the educational program in all institutions that participate in the program including oversight of the quality of the didactic and clinical education in all sites that participate in the
  • Selection and supervision of faculty and other personnel at each participating
  • Monitoring of resident supervision at all participating
  • Preparation and submission of all information required and requested by the ACGME, including but not limited to the program information forms and annual resident updates and ensuring that the information submitted is accurate and complete.
  • Preparation and submission of accurate and complete information requested by the GMEC as part of the institutional internal review
  • Assuring that the program accurately and actively complies with all accreditation and institutional reporting requirements.
  • Preparation of goals and objectives of the program with respect to knowledge, skills, and other attributes of residents at each level of training and for each major rotation or other program assignment. Goals and objectives for the program and each rotation must clearly relate to the ACGME general Distribution of goals and objectives to residents and member of the program faculty.
  • Assuring that, at least annually, the educational effectiveness of the entire program, including the quality of the curriculum and the clinical rotations, are evaluated by residents and faculty in a systematic The extent to which the educational goals have been met by residents must be assessed. Written evaluations by residents should be used in this process and evaluations must be kept on file.
  • Planning, coordinating and implementing curriculum and evaluation for the general
  • Participation in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and assuring program compliance with the matching program rules and regulations.
  • In collaboration and participation with Associate and Assistant Program Directors and Chair of Medicine, determine the selection of candidates for residency and ranking of candidates prior to submission to the
  • Ensuring that each resident is formally evaluated at least on semi-annual
  • Provision of a final written evaluation for each resident who participates in the A final evaluation must be sent to the office of GME as well as be maintained in the program office.
  • Monitor resident stress, including mental or emotional conditions inhibiting performance or learning and drug and/or alcohol related dysfunction.
  • Assure that residents and key program faculty receive appropriate education with respect to fatigue and
  • Monitor and enforce both program and the compliance of individual residents with the institution and accrediting body's duty hour policies. The program must have a duty hour policy in compliance with the institutional and ACGME requirements.
  • Monitor all moonlighting activities in accordance with institutional and accrediting body requirements.
  • Develop residency assignments and schedules to meet the educational goals of the program.
  • Notifies the DIO of any disciplinary actions taken against a resident ensuring compliance with and due process requirements as set forth in the Institutional Requirements. The DIO must be notified before any disciplinary or remedial action is
  • Development of action plans for correction of areas of noncompliance as identified by the internal review, RRC site visit, and/or other
  • Procurement of confidential written evaluations of the faculty and of the educational experiences by the residents occurs at least semi-annually. The anonymous evaluations must be shared with the respective faculty member and plans for faculty improvement
  • On a regular basis, as required by the RRC, monitors and reviews clinical experience, including procedure logs, of residents for volume and variety of cases.
  • Physician is expected to provide an average of twenty-five (24) hours per week of

Clinical Inpatient Service

Responsibilities (.4 FTE)

  • Clinical service as per applicable clinical scope and practice
  • Communicates directly, clearly and regularly with other physicians on clinical and Hospitalist Practice management issues so as to facilitate good patient care and efficient operations of the Practice.
  • Treats all Hospital and Practice employees with respect and communicates with all Practice employees in a professional manner.


The Program Director is appointed by the Chief Medical Officer with the advice and consent of the Chair of the Department of Medicine, President, and the Graduate Medical Education Committee.

The Program Director reports to Chief Medical Officer.

The Program Director works cooperatively with the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), to assure compliance with institutional requirements, rules and regulations. The Program Director should actively participate in other GME activities including GMEC committees and subcommittees as appropriate.


The following are minimum qualifications for appointment as Program Director:

  • Current licensure to practice medicine in the State of Pennsylvania.
  • Active appointment in good standing at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
  • Current Board certification in the appropriate specialty by an ABMS specialty board, as applicable.
  • Appropriate clinical, educational, and administrative experience beyond residency
    • The Program Director must have a minimum experience as an Associate Program Director in a large residency training program. This experience should include teaching, scholarly activity and administrative responsibilities.
  • Demonstration of professional standards of ethical behavior that allow the Program Director to serve as a role model


Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located in Darby, PA is a 188-bed acute care community teaching hospital that has been serving a large number of economically fragile neighborhoods in Delaware County and Southwest Philadelphia for 85 years. In 2018, the hospital admitted 7,819 patients, cared for 40,473 people in the Emergency Department, and saw 149,884 outpatient registrations.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital is home to comprehensive heart and vascular care, cancer care, bariatrics, orthopedics and ambulatory services, advanced diagnostic and interventional radiology, gastroenterology services including a heartburn clinic, an endoscopy center, a sleep center, orthopedics, wound care, behavioral health services, acute inpatient rehabilitation, and physical and occupational therapy.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital is consistently recognized by leading healthcare accreditors and insurers for the quality of care provided to patients.

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic comprises Mercy Health System (Southeastern Pennsylvania), Saint Francis Healthcare (Wilmington, DE), St. Mary Medical Center (Langhorne, Pa.), and their associated home health and LIFE programs, aligned joint ventures, sub-corporations, programs and services.

Formed in October 2018, the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic region empowers the three Trinity Health Regional Health Ministries to be one unified, regional system with five hospitals, continuing care services and support services, operating from a position of strength across the many diverse neighborhoods we serve. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic will serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the fifth-most-populous city in the United States, and the core of the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the country.

Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the area boasts wonderful family oriented residential communities. There is quick access to historic Philadelphia with fabulous cultural opportunities, theater, orchestra, museums and restaurants. Beaches, mountains, New York City and Washington DC are also just a short drive away.

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About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.

Facility & Address

  • Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic - Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
  • Darby PA 19023


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