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Hospitalist fellowship program

Our one-year program provides fellows the opportunity and training to sharpen their skills, allowing them to cater to the acute and chronic needs of patients in both rural and suburban settings. With your training in family medicine, the Mercyhealth Hospitalist Fellowship Program continues to build on that foundation and serves as a springboard that will propel you to the forefront of medicine.

Program curriculum

Mercyhealth offers a 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 full-time hospitalists. Rotations are 13 blocks of four 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 will also travel to Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Walworth in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, for two blocks of rural hospitalist rotation with open ICU.

Mercyhealth offers advanced simulation 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.

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 U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

How to apply

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 by September 1 to:

Kelly Potter, Program Manager, or Dr. Suhail Shaikh, Program Medical Director
849 Kellogg Ave.
Janesville, WI 53548

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