Jewish Hospital Cincinnati General Surgery Residency Personal Statement

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health.

Application criteria and how to apply to The Jewish Hospital Internal Medicine Residency are listed below (download Free Adobe PDF Reader here):

Info for International Medical Graduates

Info for US/Canada International Medical Graduates

You may find links at the bottom of this page useful in obtaining more information on application policies and procedures. We participate in ERAS and NRMP application and match services.

Salary and Benefits

Resident Salaries (Effective through 6/30/2017)

PGY1 - $53,321
PGY2 - $55,141
PGY3 - $57,014
PGY4 - $59,407

Educational Allowance

- $500 for PGY1
- $1,000/year for PGY2 and PGY3

If you submit the results of a study or a clinical vignette to a regional or national meeting and it gets accepted, the program will subsidize your travel expenses for the presentation.

Health Insurance and Dental Insurance

Beginning with the first day of employment, residents are eligible to participate in both medical and dental insurance plans. The biweekly medical insurance premium rates apply.

Life Insurance

All full-time residents/clinical fellows receive coverage at two times their annual stipend. Supplemental Life Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment plans are available at the resident’s/clinical fellow’s expense.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

The Long-Term Disability Insurance plan pays 60% of the base pay. There is a 180 consecutive day elimination period. Disability definition for 60 months. There is no personal expense.

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Under the Short-Term Disability program the first five consecutive days of each absence for illness/disability will be paid out of PTO (paid time off) for illness/disability, if available. Following the first five consecutive days of an absence, the resident/clinical fellow will receive 80% pay for the next six weeks followed by 60% pay for the following six weeks. The resident/clinical fellow may elect to supplement short-term disability pay with PTO, if available.

Professional Liability Insurance

The plan will provide professional liability insurance coverage for activities within the scope of the assigned program. The professional liability insurance will provide coverage for all activities that are part of the training program, and at all sites to which the resident is assigned as part of the training program. The professional liability insurance is of the occurrence type.


Employment with any of our facilities requires participation in Social Security. Residents/clinical fellows may voluntarily contribute pre-tax dollars in a 403(b) program by working with one of the five exclusive tax-deferred annuity providers.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Per academic year, residents will receive 20 days of vacation (the equivalent of four weeks per year).Vacation is to be taken at the mutual convenience of the resident and the program director. The standard vacation increment is a two-week block. PTO may not be carried over from year to year. 

Tuition Reimbursement

100% reimbursement for eligible course work when you receive a grade of C or better at accredited institutions. For eligible courses, the plan pays up to $3,000 per calendar year (full-time residents/clinical fellows). 

Meal Allowance

Based on frequency of assigned house call, each resident will receive meal vouchers redeemable at The Jewish Hospital Cafeteria. Breakfast and Lunch provided daily at Morning Report and Noon Conference.

Uniform Allowance

Each first-year resident will receive two “named and branded” white coats. Each subsequent year a white coat will be provided at no additional cost.
Pre-Employment Drug Screening and Investigative Inquiry

All offers to join any one of our residency training programs, including those through a national matching program, such as the NRMP, or by the Department Chairman or Program Director, are considered conditional. The conditional offer is based upon satisfactorily passing a drug screen test and pre-employment inquiry concerning criminal history. Refusal to sign the consent form for the drug screen and/or investigative inquiry will result in the withdrawal of the employment offer.

The above information is provided as reference information and may be subject to change at the discretion of The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Heath Internal Medicine Department.

Related Links

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Contact Us


Department of Internal Medicine
The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health
4777 E. Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236


Barry Brook, MD
Program Director

Theresa L. Adams
Program Manager


513-686-5443 (FAX)

1. Thank you for your interest in the general surgical residency program at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health.

The following information addresses the most frequently asked questions regarding requirements for all applicants:

All applications are processed electronically through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service); we do not accept paper applications or applications submitted by email. For further information, you may contact ERAS directly at: The Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N Street NW, Washington DC 20037 (Phone: 1-202-828-0413).

2. All candidates are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP); we do not offer “pre-match” positions. ECFMG certification (including USMLE 1, 2-CK and 2-CS examinations, English proficiency, etc.) is necessary to participate in the NRMP; graduates of medical schools outside of the United States should check with the NRMP to be sure they meet the requirements for participation. USMLE 3 is not necessary for ECFMG certification or to participate in the NRMP.

3. Candidates being considered will be invited to come for an interview between November and December. Invitations are sent to qualified applicants after receiving completed applications. The deadline for applications is December 1 of each year.

4. Final decisions regarding the suitability of the candidate for a position, as well as the ranking in the NRMP, are made by a committee composed of those attending physicians and current residents who have participated in the interview process. The following is a list of requirements for all applicants:

  • Dean’s letter
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • USMLE score (prefer 215 or higher on first attempt)
  • U.S. clinical experience (= to 75%)
  • International medical graduates must be ECFMG certified.

5. Graduation from medical school needs to have been within the last two years of the date of application.

6. The Jewish Hospital’s General Surgery Residency Program does not sponsor any type of VISAs. The Jewish Hospital—Mercy Health is a non-profit, university-affiliated institution.

Please note that this information is provided as a guideline for you to determine how much your background matches what we are looking for in a resident, as well as how likely our program is to meet your needs. We are unable to tell you how likely it is that you will be invited for an interview or your chances of being selected for NRMP ranking, since this is dependent on reviewing your ERAS application and comparing you with our other applicants. Applicants are selected based on their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, communication skills, motivation and integrity. Residency programs at The Jewish Hospital do not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or past military status.

Program Contact:

Amy A. Broughton
Program Manager
The Jewish Hospital—Mercy Health
General Surgery Residency
4777 E. Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Email Amy

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