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Mercy Merced Family Medicine Residency Program

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Program Contact Information

Program Name: Mercy Merced Family Medicine Residency Program
Program Director Name: John Paik-Tesch, MD
Program Coordinator Name: Ka Thor
Program Address: 315 Mercy Avenue, Ste. 301, Merced, California 95340
Program Phone Number: (209) 564-3500
Program Contact Email: mmcm-fmrp@dignityhealth.org
Total # of Residents: 24
Number of PGY-1 Slots: 8

Program at a Glance

Does your residency program share a hospital with other medical specialties or is it the only one? Unopposed
Program Setting: Rural
Is your program working in a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model? No
Program Emphasis (select all that apply): Ambulatory Medicine,Behavioral Medicine,Chronic Disease Management,Inpatient Medicine,Obstetrics,Procedures
Sponsoring Institution: Mercy Medical Center - Dignity Health
Special Electives or Rotations (select all that apply): Adolescent Medicine,Ambulatory Medicine,Behavioral Medicine,Community Medicine,Geriatrics,Inpatient Medicine,Leadership Development,Obstetrics,Procedures,Sports Medicine,Women's Health
Which categories best describe your patient demographic? (select all that apply): White,Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin,Black or African American,Asian
Accreditation: ACGME
CAFP pays for first year resident dues (dependent upon completion of the application). Please indicate if your program pays for second and/or third year CAFP resident membership.
Both PGY-2 and PGY-3 dues

Program Details

Program Highlights and/or Unique Curriculum Components (i.e. Fellowship Opportunities):
  • University of California, Davis affiliated
  • Community Based
  • Highly qualified residents and graduates since 1974
  • Strong community involvement and support
  • Serve a multi-cultural community with deep agricultural roots
Faculty Composition:
Eighty percent of our faculty are family physicians who have graduated from the program. They are passionate and dedicated in teaching the full spectrum of family medicine so that you can become a competent future family physician.
Spouse/Family Opportunities:
Perfect little town to meet new folks, make new friends and raise a family.
Fun Facts:
  • Known as the “Gateway to Yosemite”
  • Home to the 10th University of California campus, UC Merced
  • Ranked as the fifth –top agriculture producing county in California
  • Merced County Courthouse Museum - The museum is situated in the three-story courthouse building which, having been built in 1875, is one of the oldest buildings in the state of California
  • The Wildlife Refuge - covers an impressive area of over 10,000 acres and is home to a varied collection of flora and fauna due to its vastly differing terrain
  • Castle Air Museum - provides a thorough insight into aviation history and past achievements. The impressive collection within the museum includes more than 70 vintage aircrafts and spans from World War Two to the present day whilst an indoor collection displays other memorabilia such as military uniforms, engine parts and other military artifacts
  • Hilmar Cheese Company - The largest single site cheese manufacturer in the world
  • Mercy Medical Center is one of the first hospital to implement the Shaman Training Program (which allowed spiritual healers into the hospital)
  • The book “The Spirit Catches You Then You Fall Down” took place here in our hospital
  • Affordable housing and low cost of living
  • One of the most diverse place to live
  • Lots of bike trials throughout Merced

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