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Graduate Medical Education
Established in 1852, Mercy Hospital enjoys a long, rich history and the proud distinction of Chicago's first hospital. Since its chartering, Mercy has served as a teaching hospital and pioneer in medicine and medical education. In 1859, Mercy became the first teaching hospital in the United States where a graded curriculum was used. In 1869, Mercy's Chief Surgeon Dr. Edmond Andrews introduced antiseptic surgery techniques to Chicago and more recently medical pioneer Dr. Paul A. Jones performed the first FDA approved Carotid Artery Stenting Procedure.