We are located at Mercy Medical Center Redding, a Dignity Health Hospital with a 28 bed Emergency Department serving 55,000 patients per year.  This is also home to a level 2 trauma center, stroke center, inpatient pediatrics, and other multi specialty services serving the vast area of the Northstate of California.

Our program is approved by the American Board of Physician Specialties with a pathway that leads to Board Certification in Emergency Medicine.  We are the only Fellowship program for graduates of a Family Medicine Residency program found west of the Rockies with that distinction.

A one-year intensive training program in the Emergency Department, and with longitudinal experiences on other services: Trauma and General Surgery, Critical Care, Anesthesiology, Orthopedics, and Radiology.

Fellows are fully licensed board-certified Family Medicine physicians and hold full medical staff credentials and privileges at our Hospital.  Throughout their program, they will work towards improving Emergency Medicine practice and procedures and function under the supervision of attending physicians in Emergency Medicine and other specialties they work with.

The yearly education program includes dedicated teaching while in the Emergency Department and while on other longitudinal rotation experiences, weekly conferences, quarterly journal clubs, major procedures and critical patient simulations, emergency ultrasound, difficult airway management, research activities, and teaching opportunities.

Fellows will be encouraged to continue their practice in both Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine after completion of the program, moonlight for developing independent experience, and we hope they gravitate to provide services and leadership among the critical access hospitals in our region.

Mercy Redding Family Practice Residency Program and Shasta Community Health Family Medicine Residency are the only resident training programs in the hospital and community.

The Sacramento River Trail courses through Redding and hundreds of miles mountain bike, hiking, and horseback riding trails link up the surrounding foothills, mountains, and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.  We are surrounded by the Trinity Alps, Shasta Lake, Mount Shasta, and Lassen National Park with camping, fishing, boating, climbing, skiing and endless other outdoor adventures.

Read the Perspectives on the Acute Care Continuum Blog post for more information.