Program Info & Resources
Students interested in applying for a rotation should contact the program coordinator at:
Mercy Family Medicine
12680 Olive Blvd., Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63141
Inpatient or "sub-internship" rotations are granted to fourth year medical students who intend to enter a career in family medicine. The rotation is available year round.
For the sub-internship, the student will work with the Family Medicine Inpatient Team. In addition the student may be assigned night shifts throughout the rotation or on a date of his or her choosing.
Third-year medical students are assigned their required clerkships from local affiliated medical schools. Fourth-year medical students may apply for an ambulatory rotation between August and January and must be interested in family medicine as a career. The ambulatory rotation takes place in the family medicine clinic. The student will be under direct supervision of senior residents and faculty.
Mercy Family Medicine has a longstanding history of faculty and residents using their skills for the service of others in our global community. The program feels that there are valuable learning opportunities in both short term medical missions and longer international rotations. Residents may choose to do this in two settings: First, as part of a medical mission’s team that spends one week of intense service led by faculty as part of a larger multi-specialty team affiliated with an established medical mission organization. Secondly, residents may choose to spend a maximum of one month away on an international rotation approved by the program director. Recent residents and alumni have completed mission work in El Salvador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Peru, Uganda and other locations. Mercy Hospital sponsors two $1500 scholarships annually for residents planning medical missions and/or international rotations. Residents completing global rotations are also encouraged to obtain their professional certificate from The Institute for Internation Medicine (go to https://www.inmed.us to learn more).