As an osteopathic student, Dr. Justin Grill was impressed with the medical education he received at Mercy Health in Muskegon; so much so that he decided this is where he would practice medicine. Now, he’s helping prepare us for what comes next.
This coming year will bring many changes in medical education, not only at Mercy Health, but nationally. That’s because the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Organization plan to merge this July. And as the two organizations come together, the standards they set for medical education programs will change.
The merger also means that osteopathic and MD students will be learning together, which increasingly is how they will work as practicing physicians.
The residency programs at Mercy Health also will be growing next year. Mercy Health already offers residency programs for physicians specializing in family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and neuromuscular skeletal medicine. In July, Mercy Health began offering a residency in internal medicine and will offer an emergency medicine residency in July 2015.
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