September/October 2007

Mercy-Des Moines Becomes Sole Sponsor of Family Medicine Program

A family medicine residency program created by Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa, and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., has transitioned to the sole sponsorship of Mercy. The successful program was created 10 years ago to develop a diverse group of primary care physicians interested in family medicine. While the program will remain affiliated with Mayo Clinic, the clinic has refocused its graduate medical education efforts, providing the opportunity for Mercy to become the sole sponsor. Medical residents in the program will continue to have opportunities to complete family medicine rotations at Mayo Clinic. For more information, contact Gregg Lagan of Mercy at