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Family Medicine Residency Program-Rockford

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do all the participating sites have an electronic medical record (EMR) system?

A: Yes. Mercyhealth takes patient privacy and records very seriously. All Mercyhealth facilities utilize EPIC electronic medical record which allows for the safe and effective record keeping of our patients across the care continuum. Residents will have access to EPIC at all our locations as well as through a secured virtual private network.

Q: Is there support for research and conference attendance?

A: Yes. Mercyhealth Family Medicine Residency Program is invested in the growth, development and success of our residents. The Office of Graduate Medical Education will support resident publication and presentation at local, regional, and national conference.

Q: I am an International Medical Graduate. Am I qualified to apply?

A: Yes. We welcome graduates from all medical schools, and visas are considered on a case-by-case basis. For more information on qualifications for our program, click here.

Q: Are USMLE scores required for osteopathic applicants?

A: No, Osteopathic applicants need only a COMLEX transcript.

Q: Are non-U.S. citizens eligible to apply?

A: We welcome graduates from the United States, Canada and international medical schools. We will consider visas on a case-by-case basis for qualified applicants.

Q: Do you make any exceptions to the applicant criteria listed on your website?

A: We evaluate candidates from a holistic perspective with particular focus on our listed applicant criteria.

Q:  I applied! Now what?

A: We will begin reviewing applications in September. We will send e-mail invitations in early October to selected candidates. Our interviews take place between October and January.

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