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Mercyhealth Hospitalist Fellowship Program

To ensure our hospitalized patients receive the best possible care, Mercyhealth relies on the well-rounded expertise of hospitalist service providers—doctors and nurse practitioners who specialize in taking care of hospitalized patients. Mercyhealth hospitalist physicians are residency-trained in internal medicine or family medicine, and are experts at treating complex medical problems commonly seen in hospitalized patients. Our hospitalist fellowship program trains and educates physicians interested in working as a hospitalist in rural and suburban settings. In turn, these physicians help meet the growing demand for hospital medicine specialists.

Program goals and objectives

  • Provide additional skill and experience in managing adult inpatients
  • Optional off-site pediatric experiences are available
  • Develop skill and experience in providing consultative service to non-admitting physicians or patients admitted to another physician requesting consultation in the hospital
  • Provide additional skill and experience in managing intensely ill adult patients
  • Effectively manage patients requiring admission through the emergency department
  • Provide experience in the care of hospitalized patients in community-based hospitals in a rural setting
  • Provide opportunities for procedural experience appropriate for the care of hospitalized patients

Program curriculum

Mercyhealth offers significant opportunity to tailor the curriculum to your personal career objectives. Opportunities include participation in hospital committees, research, leadership development, teaching and quality improvement initiatives. The fellow works with the hospitalists and has an opportunity to teach residents and students. Rotations are 13 blocks of 4 weeks each:

  • Six blocks of hospital medicine
  • One block of ICU/hospital procedure with interventional radiology
  • Two blocks of rural hospital rotations with open ICU managing vent and lines
  • One block of cardiology with emphasis on stress testing and consults
  • One block of neurology and acute rehabilitation
  • Two blocks of electives

The fellow also travels to Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Walworth in Lake Geneva for two blocks of rural hospitalist rotation with open ICU. Mercyhealth offers advanced SIM labs, robust subspecialty support, on-site cardiac imaging and testing, an on-site full-time intensivist, fully staffed interventional radiology, and a friendly and supportive environment for learning and teaching.

Fellowship Faculty

Our robust faculty includes all physicians within the Mercyhealth Family Medicine Residency Program, Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center–Janesville hospitalists, and rotating specialty physicians.

Applicant eligibility

You must be a third-year resident in good standing or a recent graduate of an accredited family medicine residency. You also must be licensed, or eligible for licensure, in the state of Wisconsin. At this time, our fellowship program does not sponsor J1 visas. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

How to apply Fellowship Program

Candidates must submit:

  • A copy of your current CV
  • A personal statement about your career goals
  • Three letters of recommendation (program director, attending faculty, and a third individual of your choosing)

For priority consideration, please send your materials to:
Kelly Potter, Program Manager, or Dr. Suhail Shaikh, Program Medical Director
849 Kellogg Ave. Janesville, WI 53548
(608) 755-7964

To learn more about our entire family medicine residency program and facility, visit Mercyfpres.com.