Internal Medicine Residency

Laredo Medical Center was excited to announce the grand opening of its new Internal Medicine Residency in July 2018. This residency is accredited by both the AOA and ACGME for 24 residents. The first class of 9 residents matriculated in July 2018. This program is the culmination of several years of collaboration with the Texas Institute for Graduate Medical Education and the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Laredo Medical Center's Internal Medicine residency program is a community-based program located at Laredo Medical Center, a 326 bed hospital providing health care to an underserved population. This program is approved by the American Osteopathic Association and hold initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program will also be applying for 'Osteopathic Recognition' and will promote holistic health concepts for all residents, whether they are an MD or a DO. 

The  Internal Medicine Residency Program will provide residents with a well-rounded patient -centered education that is both 'high tech' and 'high touch'.  The Medical Staff at Laredo Medical Center is dedicated to providing an atmosphere of learning, collaboration, and excellence to all students and residents. The residents who choose LMC as the healthcare facility that will enhance their education process and provide practical hands on experience will find a diverse environment designed to provide the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity.

Although this is a new program, the program leadership has considerable expertise in medical education. The administration and faculty are committed to providing the best in medical education. Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to discussing how Laredo Medical Center is the best option to continue your medical education.

Rotation Curriculum

Residency Curriculum

As a new program still under development, details of the program are still subject to change.

The internal medicine residency training program is 36 months in duration and meets all the AOA and ACGME basic requirements, including the first-year internship.  Work hour restrictions are strictly adhered to. This program is focused on providing training for primary care internists and hospitalists, however all sub-specialty rotations will be available for those interested in applying for fellowship programs.

The continuity-of-care training requirement will be fulfilled at the Laredo VA outpatient facility which is located across the street from the hospital. 

Rotational goals and objectives for the program are included in the Residency Handbook which can be accessed by clicking on the icon to the right.
About Laredo Medical Center
In 1894, the motherhouse of the Sisters of Mercy of South Texas was moved from Refugio Texas to Laredo, establishing Laredo’s first hospital which was initially a 12-bed facility. Laredo Medical Center, formerly known as Mercy Health Center, was a nonprofit institution established by the Sister of Mercy, a group of Catholic nuns. Mercy Health Center was sold to Community Health Systems (CHS) in 2003. CHS is based in Brentwood, Tennessee and is the leading operator of general acute care hospitals in non-urban markets throughout the United States.

Today, Laredo Medical Center is a 326 bed community based acute care facility with over 49 specialties and subspecialties. They are the first area hospital to have an accredited Chest Pain Center.

Laredo Medical Center's mission is their commitment to meet the health and medical needs of their community through safe, high-quality and personalized care. They continually advocate innovation and quality improvement to enhance service excellence while maintaining prudent stewardship of the human, physical and financial resources entrusted to them.


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Apply to Our Program

We encourage your interest in our programs and are happy to answer any questions you may have in person or on the phone. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the American Association of Medical Colleges. All applications will be accepted electronically through this service. You should submit your application and the Dean's Office will submit supporting documents using software at your school. When applying using the ERAS, please include your board scores.

For 2019, we will be entering both the AOA and ACGME Match. Our osteopathic description is OMNEE/Laredo Medical Center (AOA number #371935) and Match Code #80650.  Our ACGME Accreditation ID is 1404800898.

While we will consider both DOs and MDs from medical schools in the U.S. and abroad, we do not have the funding or legal capacity to sponsor Visas. For the 2018-2019 season, we will not be offering any additional audition rotations.


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We would be happy to talk with you about your interest in our program. Unfortunately, because we are concentrating on development of the residency, we will not be offering audition rotations in 2018-2019.

If you have any questions or inquiries concerning this program please contact our residency coordinator (below) or utilize the form on the right.

Nora Galvan
Internal Medicine
Residency Coordinator
Laredo Medical Center
1700 E. Saunders St. - P.O. Box 2068
Laredo, Texas 78044-2068 
Office: 956-796-4935
Fax: 956-796-3173
​Email:   [email protected]