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How Do I Apply for the Residency Program?
You must use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) and you can request an ERAS Application kit through your US medical school. Once your application is complete (including all supporting documents/references), it will be reviewed by our selection committee and selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Approximately 30% of all applicants are invited to interview.
What’s The Deadline For Applying for the Residency Program?
The completed application must be received by the first Friday in November.
How Many Residents Do You Accept Per Year?
One of the factors that contributes to the family atmosphere is the relatively small size of the Mercy residency program. We accept up to four residents per year.
What’s The Environment Like for a Resident?
Mercy attracts a diverse group of residents from across the country and all have a wide range of interests and come from a variety of backgrounds. A common refrain is “you’ll see a lot, do a lot, learn a lot, and have a lot of fun.” Our residents consistently cite the family atmosphere and friendships they form during their residency as well as the relationships developed with the attendings as a highlight of the program. The faculty is routinely described as supportive, approachable and genuinely committed to helping residents learn. During a recent survey of residents, every respondent reported being “highly satisfied” with the Mercy residency program. Hear directly from current residents in short videos from Dr. Ruth Lee and Dr. Ashley Scott.
Which Subspecialties Will I Have Exposure To?
Subspecialties represented are: Maternal/Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecologic Oncology, and Urogynecology.
What Types Of Cases And Procedures Will I See?
Given the busy environment and diverse patient population, you can expect exposure to a wide variety of clinical cases and procedure types, even in your first year. You can view recent resident statistics and watch videos from two current residents – Dr. Lee and Dr. Scott for a more detailed understanding of our residents’ experience. Also check out the slide show – A Day in the Life of a Mercy Resident.
What Kind Of Financial Support Is There for Residents?
In addition to meal cards and a monthly book allowance, there is an allowance provided (in both the 3rd and 4th years) for either the annual clinical conference or a mission trip. There is also free parking and 4 weeks of vacation.
What Kind Of Hospital Is Mercy?
Founded in 1852, and located in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville district, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center was Chicago’s first chartered teaching hospital. Mercy is an extremely busy institution, pulling patients from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. A general medical and surgical facility with 421 beds, Mercy is now part of Trinity Health and has affiliations with some of Chicago’s major academic programs, including University of Illinois, University of Chicago, and Loyola University Medical Center.

“The Mercy Learning Environment”
Dr. Ashley Scott (Resident)

“Why I Love My Mercy Residency”
Dr. Ruth Lee (Resident)