Internal Medicine or Family Medicine – Assistant Program Director Opportunity

Mercy Catholic Medical Center
Facility: Mercy Catholic Medical Center 
Philadelphia, PA 19153 
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Specialty: Family Medicine
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC) has an excellent full time employment opportunity for a Board Certified Internal Medicine or Family Medicine physician to become the Assistant Program Director for Ambulatory Education within the Internal Medicine Residency Program located in the greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

The Assistant Program Director will be an integral member of the residency leadership team with additional responsibilities for creating a new ambulatory curriculum. The clinical component of this opportunity is 100% ambulatory with a mixture of precepting and direct patient care.

The Assistant Program Director will report clinically to the Chairman, Department of Medicine of MCMC and administratively to the Designated Institutional Official.

The physician is a full time employee and as such is required to spend an average of 22 hours per week of direct patient care performing the clinical duties of this position, 14 hours per week precepting residents at the MFH Ambulatory Clinic and four hours per week providing administrative/teaching services. Responsibilities for each of these roles are as follows:

Clinical Responsibilities (22 hours):

  • Providing direct patient attending to scheduled, and where required, unscheduled outpatients at the MFH Ambulatory Clinic.
  • Conduct routine outpatient primary care, including, patient history and physical exams, order appropriate diagnostic tests, review findings and test results, develop correct diagnoses and map course of treatment.
  • Perform all clinical procedures within the scope of training and scope of expertise
  • Other clinically related administrative responsibilities as required to adhere to high quality clinical standards.
  • Completes all outpatient chart documentation by the completion of the clinical session utilizing the electronic medical record application.
  • Complies with all policies and procedures promulgated by MCMC and MFH Ambulatory Clinic.
  • Complies with all quality measures from 3rd party payors and works to achieve compliance with agreed upon organizational targets and network performance.

Teaching/Precepting Responsibilities (14 hours):

  • Physician will Precept residents at the MFH Ambulatory Clinic a minimum of 14 hours per week as assigned by Employer
  • Supervise ambulatory conferences, precepting Quality Improvement projects, other ambulatory quality improvement efforts, and scholarly activity.

Assistant program Director responsibilities (4 hours):

  • Resident didactic education
  • Mentorship
  • Supervision of scholarly and other projects
  • Curriculum design

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Residency leadership team at Mercy Catholic Medical Center.


Mercy Catholic Medical Center offers a robust salary and benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive base salary with the opportunity for bonuses
  • Generous vacation with additional dedicated CME time
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD and LTD insurance
  • Yearly professional allowance
  • License and DEA reimbursement


Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC) is comprised of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, which serves the suburban and urban patients of Eastern Delaware County and Southwest Philadelphia, and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, which serves the urban population of West Philadelphia.

MCMC is extremely committed to medical education as demonstrated by four American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency programs: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Diagnostic Radiology and Transitional Year Residency, as well two Osteopathic Residency Programs in Internal Medicine and our Rotating Internship. In addition to these six MCMC accredited programs, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital are also teaching sites for the DUCOM Emergency Medicine and Pathology residency training programs and PCOM Otorhinolaryngology and Orthopedic Surgery residency training programs.

As part of the deep commitment to medical education, MCMC offers clinical clerkships to medical students affiliated with Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), as well as select elective rotations for Osteopathic Medical Students from across the county.

Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania 
We, Mercy Health System and Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and healing presence within our communities. In fulfilling our mission, we have a special concern for persons who are poor and disadvantaged.

As a mission-driven regional health ministry, we will become the recognized leader in improving the health of our communities and each person we serve. We will be know as the most trusted health partner for life.

A diverse, integrated system providing comprehensive health care services, Mercy Health System comprises:

  • Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby
  • Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, West Philadelphia
  • Nazareth Hospital, Northeast Philadelphia
  • Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) Mercy LIFE is a federal PACE program with four locations
  • Mercy Home Health, Five-County Philadelphia Area
  • Mercy Accountable Care, LLC
  • Gateway Health Plan (partnership with Mercy Health System)

Mercy Health System is the largest Catholic healthcare system serving the Delaware Valley and is a part of Trinity Health, a multi-institutional, Catholic health system sponsored by Catholic Health Ministries.

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital has been caring for the communities in West and Southwest Philadelphia for 98 years. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, its mission is characterized by a dedication to the poor and disadvantaged and by providing compassionate care to all patients. In 2015, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital had 8,452 admissions, 46,230 visits in the Emergency Department, and 80,524 outpatient registrations. The hospital has 157 licensed beds. 

Clinical excellence and patient safety are top priorities at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, as reflected by its ‘A’ score for Patient Safety from the Leapfrog group. The hospital jointly earned the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® designation by the Joint Commission along with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Other quality recognitions include the designation of a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, a Lung Cancer Screening Center and a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, as well as accolades including Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Achievement for Stroke Care and Get with the Guidelines Gold Award for Heart Failure. Mercy Philadelphia Hospital was once again voted as the “Most Happening Hospital in Philadelphia” by readers of the Philly Happening List.

Comprehensive services at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital include bariatrics, emergency, surgical, cardiac, critical care, oncology, wound care and hyperbarics, gastroenterology, behavioral health, physical and occupational rehabilitation, vascular, and interventional and diagnostic radiology. The Mercy Cancer Care program is accredited by The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and is affiliated with the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson. In addition, affiliations with Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Network and the Jefferson Neuroscience Network bring world-class cardiovascular and neurosurgical services, respectively, to the communities served by the hospital.

Through countless community outreach, such as free screenings, the popular and free Dine with the Docs series, support groups and education, as well as alliances with churches, community organizations and leaders, the hospital impacts the lives of thousands of residents annually.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located in Darby, PA is a 204-bed acute care community teaching hospital that has been serving a large number of economically fragile neighborhoods in Delaware County and Southwest Philadelphia for 83 years. In 2015, the hospital admitted 8,834 patients, cared for 41,855 people in the Emergency Department, and saw 166,028 outpatient registrations.

Mercy Fitzgerald offers a full array of acute care services and health programs to promote the physical and spiritual well-being of its patients and community. A hospital ranked for high-quality clinical outcomes, Mercy Fitzgerald was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by the Joint Commission. It was voted as “Best Hospital of Delaware County” by the readers of the Delaware County Daily Times in 2015. Mercy Fitzgerald is also designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, is an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care and a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Independence Blue Cross, is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and is an Aetna Institute of Quality for Bariatric Surgery. It is consistently a recipient of the Get With The Guidelines Gold Award for Heart Failure Care and the Gold Plus Award for Stroke Care. The American College of Radiology has accredited Mercy Fitzgerald as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and a Lung Cancer Screening Center.

Mercy Fitzgerald is home to comprehensive heart and vascular care, cancer care, bariatrics, orthopedics and ambulatory services, advanced diagnostic and interventional radiology, diabetes education, an endoscopy center, a sleep center, orthopedics, wound care, behavioral health services, acute inpatient rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy. In addition, affiliations with Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Network and the Jefferson Neurosciences Network bring world-class cardiovascular and neurosurgical services, respectively, to the communities served by the hospital.

Beyond the hospital walls, Mercy Fitzgerald’s healthcare team has continually demonstrated their commitment to the well-being of the communities we serve. A comprehensive community outreach program offers free education, screenings and health events throughout the year, including the popular and free Dine with the Docs series. In 2015, the hospital was selected as the exclusive healthcare partner of the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation. 


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.

Craving some fun in the fresh air and sunshine? Enjoy biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, golf and our many parks. The Countryside has more outdoor activities than you can shake a walking stick at including wine trails and even Appalachian trails, the possibilities are endless.

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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.


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Phone: 734-343-2300
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