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As the birthplace of family medicine, Ohio long has recognized the importance of strong family medicine residency programs that prepare excellent family physicians to meet the challenges and ever-changing needs of patients. If you are considering the fun, diverse, and rewarding career of family medicine, consider our state’s many fine residency programs.

Ohio offers 22 allopathic family medicine residency programs with superior facilities and progressive clinical environments. While varied in format, each provides consistently, high quality training with dedicated faculty and resident staffs. Our residency programs are organized as affiliated networks around each of our medical schools and benefit by sharing diverse resources. There is wonderful collaboration and innovative faculty development within these networks. Ohio is fortunate to have strong departments of family medicine representing our specialty in each medical school. Ohio programs also benefit from the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, which plays an important role in supporting residency education and encourages resident involvement in OAFP business through board and committee participation.

The American Academy of Family Physicians publishes a Directory of Family Medicine Residency Programs that lists each family medicine residency program in the United States accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The directory covers many topics in detail including faculty, staff, administration, accreditation, size, and salaries.

We hope the program summaries below, provided by each respective residency program, stimulate your curiosity and prompt you to come and explore our many outstanding programs:

Akron General Medical Center Family Medicine Residency (1)

1 Akron General Ave.
Akron, OH 44307

The Family Medicine Residency Program at the Akron General Medical Center was established in 1970, one of the first in Ohio. Proud tradition and exciting vision combine to provide an educational center of excellence known for compassionate, state-of-the-art care. A broad family medicine curriculum places additional emphasis on ambulatory care, procedures, pharmacology, and behavioral education. The ever-changing business of medicine is stressed with a two-week block rotation in addition to an advanced longitudinal approach to practice management. Dynamic faculty members are committed to teaching medical students and residents to prepare for future practice. We employ high tech educational technology including Apple TV and iPad mirroring and feature a well-developed global health curriculum with academic credit available for recent missions to Guatemala, Haiti, and Peru. Our geriatrics curriculum is enhanced by the medical directorship and continuity of care at a local multi-level care community.

We focus on identifying your own specific goals and ensuring your path to success. We have 100% fellowship placement (sports medicine, OB, and more) and graduates the last eight years have a 100% first-time-take board passage rate. Akron General Medical Center has been named one of the best hospitals in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 and 2015 publications of America’s Best Hospitals. Being a Cleveland Clinic hospital enhances educational opportunities, quality improvement, and clinical excellence.

Akron offers diverse cultural and recreational amenities including Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, and the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Center. Strong community support for family medicine, combined with the arts and recreation, make Akron an attractive place to work and live.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Aultman Family Medicine Residency Program (2)

2600 Seventh St. SW
Canton, OH 44710

The Aultman Family Medicine Residency Program is designed to train the family physicians of the future through a rich, diverse, and well-coordinated educational program.

Located in Canton, OH, the Aultman Hospital is an 808-bed teaching hospital with 575 active physicians in 43 different medical specialties. Aultman has served Stark County and four surrounding counties since 1892 and is the largest hospital in the county.

Our training program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and was recently awarded the maximum five years continued accreditation. We have university affiliations with the Northeastern Ohio Medical University. Our residency program has 21 residency positions with nine full-time faculty members. Our well-respected program offers a strong core curriculum, experienced and diverse faculty, and solid family medicine residents.

We believe the strength of your education in family medicine lies in your ambulatory care experiences. An electronic health record was installed in 2011. The new family medicine center for our residency program opened in September 2006. It is housed in the new Aultman Center for Education along with the clinical areas for the internal medicine and OB/GYN residencies, the Health Science Library, and the Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The residency program family medicine center achieved National Committee for Quality Assurance level 3 patient-centered medical home recognition in November 2014.

We offer a comprehensive education emphasizing the management and treatment of common problems encountered by family physicians. An emphasis is placed on treating the whole patient, as well as their families on an ongoing basis. The program offers a supportive environment with a well-rounded faculty. Throughout the residency, the importance of disease prevention is stressed. As a resident at Aultman, you will experience an individualized curriculum created to meet your specific interests.

The ultimate goal is for our residents to develop a solid knowledge base in academic and evidence-based medicine, along with the skills needed to be an outstanding community

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Bethesda Hospital Family Medicine Residency (3)

1775 Lexington Ave, Ste. 100
Cincinnati, OH 45212

The Bethesda Hospital Family Medicine Residency in Cincinnati was established in 1987. Bethesda is a large community hospital with a full range of primary care and sub-specialty physicians.

Our broad-based educational experiences are designed to produce physicians with excellent skills in the comprehensive care of individuals and the family.

The Bethesda Family Medicine Center (BFM) is a state of the art facility built in 2015 and is located on the Xavier University campus in Cincinnati. The residents and faculty serve a diverse population, practicing full-spectrum family medicine and sports medicine. Our office has a large pediatric population, 31% of our visits at BFM are pediatric. The large faculty is composed of nine physicians with diverse fellowship training in sports medicine, endocrinology, medical education, epidemiology, and obesity medicine as well as family medicine.  The program has six residents per year, in addition to two sports medicine fellows and a safety & quality fellow.

Our pediatric training is very unique because our residents spend 6 months at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center (CCHMC), The CCHMC is the second largest pediatric training facility in the country, taking approximately 70 interns per year. Our residents do two months on the general admitting floors, as a well as rotations in the pediatric emergency room, outpatient clinics, and pediatric orthopedics.

The program supports two international trips per year, one to Guatemala and one to Belize. The program pays for the trip. Approximately 50% of the residents during a three year period will go on an international trip.

We welcome fourth year rotations from all medical schools. We want students to come and see and experience the unique and fun environment at BFM.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center (4)

Family Medicine Residency Program
11100 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

This program is the primary affiliate of the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine and is based at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC). The Family Medicine Department at CWRU is proud of being currently ranked 12th nationally by U.S. News and World Report and 15th nationally in term of National Institute of Health funding. We are the editorial home of the Annals of Family Medicine, the highest impact journal of our discipline. UHCMC is dedicated to the vision of being a regional leader in providing high quality, compassionate and cost-effective health care, including the full spectrum of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment while enhancing its status as a nationally recognized academic health center. Training occurs at both UHCMC and its affiliated community inpatient and outpatient facilities in the University Hospital Health System, affording resident physicians exposure to cutting edge technology and faculty in a tertiary academic setting with complementary community-based training.

During their residency training, residents may focus on global health, OB and women’s health, and public health/preventive medicine. Faculty members have added training/qualifications/interest in sports medicine, osteopathic manipulation, psychiatry, OB/women’s health, genetics, sleep medicine, addiction medicine, public health/preventive medicine, research, hospital medicine, adolescent medicine, HIV medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative medicine. Available fellowship opportunities within the department include OB, women’s health, academic medicine, and public health/preventive medicine and within the University Hospitals Health System include sports medicine, geriatrics, and urgent care. We also have an online integrative medicine curriculum that residents can choose to participate in throughout their residency.

Our first-year class enrolls eight residents per year. Our graduates establish successful careers in academic, urban, and suburban family practices.

The program offers one combined family medicine/preventive medicine resident slot per year. This resident completes the three years of family medicine training and an additional year of preventive medicine training earning an MPH degree upon completing the combined residency.

Interested candidates should apply through ERAS.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Dublin Methodist Family Medicine Residency (5)

6905 Hospital Dr., Ste. 200
Dublin, OH 43016

Transforming family medicine through wellness and innovation.

Continuing the strong tradition of excellent family medicine residency programs, OhioHealth is proud to announce that the Dublin Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program is accepting its first class of residents to begin training in July 2018. Our program offers the most cutting edge innovative training for the future of family medicine.

Located in scenic Dublin, OH, Columbus’s smart technology corridor, our young vibrant community delivers abundant green space coupled with a dynamic community life. Dublin hosts many diverse cultural and recreational events including the annual Dublin Irish Festival and the Memorial Golf Tournament.

Our program boasts:

  • Ambulatory Focus – Continuity with their own patients through daily office availability.
  • Innovative Practice – Patient-centered medical home with the most up-to-date and innovative models of practice including team based care and e-visits.
  • Community-Centered Wellness – Health and wellness coaching and strategies to improve all aspects of wellness in themselves and their patients.
  • Collaborative Learner-Centered Curricula – OhioHealth’s system and community resources to prepare residents for their model practice.
  • Continuous QualityImprovement – Training to develop, implement, and lead quality improvement and patient safety initiatives within the context of interdisciplinary work teams.
  • Lifelong Learning – Skills to stay on the forefront of the ever changing landscape of medicine.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program (6)

18200 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44111

The Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program combines the best features of training at a community hospital and a major academic medical center. Residents are based at Fairview Hospital, a 488-bed community hospital offering the latest in comprehensive, high quality medical care in a friendly environment. Our practice sees over 18,000 visits a year and offers residents ample clinical and practice management experience. The hospital and Center for Family Medicine are located in a pleasant, residential neighborhood on Cleveland’s west side.

Residents also enjoy many of the educational resources offered by the Cleveland Clinic including selected rotations, the availability of sports medicine fellows, and family physicians as preceptors in the Center for Family Medicine.

Cleveland is a place on the go, nationally known for its culture, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and its excellence in health care. Why not consider Cleveland and one of its top medical centers for your training in family medicine?

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Grant Family Medicine Residency (7)

Medical Education Department
285 E. State St., Ste. 670
Columbus, OH 43215

The Grant Family Medicine Residency Program is a clinically focused program that has a reputation of preparing outstanding family physicians able to practice in a wide variety of settings, including rural, urban, or international. More than 400 graduates are practicing all over the United States and internationally.

The residency offers an outstanding outpatient experience, with team-based care, individualized nursing backup, diverse populations, and three urban neighborhood family medicine centers supported by electronic health records.

Additionally, the residency is unique in that it is a stand alone program in a relatively large metropolitan, full-service hospital. In this setting, residents are given progressive responsibility and autonomy commensurate with their abilities. The strong inpatient and OB experience is enhanced by a large number of specialist teaching faculty who are actively involved in the residency.

Opportunities exist for further training through sports medicine, geriatric, and hospital medicine fellowships.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

MetroHealth Family Medicine Residency (8)

MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44109

The family medicine residency program at MetroHealth is characterized by diversity, excitement, and challenge. The mission of the family medicine department is to provide excellence in education as well as high quality, community-oriented, family-centered healthcare to all people. The department’s hospital and community faculty are not only skilled clinicians, but also serve as mentors and offer a stimulating and unique mix of interests. Our faculty represents leaders in geriatrics, obstetrics, family systems medicine, community-based medicine, and patient education. A multidisciplinary team approach to patient care is at the heart of our philosophy of residency training. The family medicine department strives to create an atmosphere where learning takes place in a supportive and collegial environment. Our residents leave with the confidence and understanding that they have the ability to manage a wide array of health concerns and conditions and a deep appreciation of the family and community systems that shape their patients’ lives.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Mount Carmel Family Medicine Residency (9)

477 Cooper Rd., Ste. 300
Westerville, OH 43081

Our mission statement is “Providing holistic patient care through innovative training fo quality physicians in a supportive educational environment.”

The field of family medicine has always been fostered and strongly supported by the Mount Carmel Health System. As a leader in the field of primary care and tertiary medical care, Mount Carmel has provided a strong and academically based family medicine residency program since 1975. Our program has produced a diverse group of family physicians who are leaders in the medical field throughout Ohio and the United States. Our graduates practice in many diverse settings including rural, urban, suburban, federally qualified health centers, emergency rooms, urgent care, inpatient, and academics.

Our residents have also matched in a variety of fellowships including geriatrics, emergency medicine, and hospitalist.

The Family Medicine Center is a patient-centered medical home and has eight video observation rooms so resident skills can be evaluated in real-time and feedback given immediately. Formative feedback is also given on a daily basis through electronic reporting (Quick Notes). Additionally, we utilize our state-of-the-art simulation center on a monthly basis to enhance both medical decision making and procedural skills.

We emphasize community service by giving our residents opportunities to help underserved patients in the Columbus area while further developing their patient care skills. In addition, we encourage residents beginning in their intern year to participate in mission trips that are provided 1-2 times per year with supervision from our faculty.

All of our faculty are fellowship trained, knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable. Our faculty have presented at national conferences including the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Annual Meeting, the Society of Teachers for Family Medicine conferences, the Residency Program Solutions/Program Directors Workshop for Family Medicine, the Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators, the Association for Hospital Medical Education Institute, and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors Accreditation Navigation Course. We also have representation on multiple national, regional, and local committees working to help move family medicine forward.

Our core values are reverence, commitment to those who are poor, justice, stewardship, integrity, compassion, and excellence.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Northside Hospital, Western Reserve Care Family Medicine Residency Program (10)

500 Gypsy Ln.
Youngstown, OH 44501

The Western Reserve Care Family Practice Residency Program was founded in 1979. There are four residents each year. We serve a population of about 250,000, yet do not have the congestion of a large city. As a major teaching hospital for the Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Medicine we enjoy the resources of a medical school with a class size of 100 students. Our program fosters resident independence coupled with a strong program of practice management skills. A number of our graduates have successfully started private practices, quickly enjoying success.

Western Reserve Care System (WRCS) has been involved in post-graduate training since the turn of the century and there is still a strong commitment to medical education after 90 years. This is evidenced by the hospital maintaining residencies for family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, podiatry, pathology, and dentistry. Training associations also exist with numerous other paramedical training programs. There are five other family medicine residency programs associated with NEOMED. The directors meet together monthly and work jointly on projects. These features lead to a nicely balanced offering of broad academic resources in a personal and supportive environment.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

ProMedica Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency (11)

2051 W. Central Ave., Ste. 200
Toledo, OH 43606

The ProMedica Toledo Hospital and the W.W. Knight Family Medicine Center offer the facilities and resources to provide an educational experience that will prepare physicians for the unique needs of the family physician. The benefits of this unopposed residency include working and learning in a 794-bed major medical center with a wide diversity of patients and the latest in medical technology. As the oldest continually operating family medicine residency in the region, we employ a multidisciplinary approach to medical education that provides important training in all aspects of family medicine including obstetrics, pediatrics, care of ambulatory and hospital patients, practice administration, pharmacy, patient education, and community medicine.

In addition, we offer several concentrated track programs that allows you to focus your training on an area of interest including geriatrics, obstetrics, primary/traditional care, international medicine, rural medicine, urgent care, or sports medicine (the opportunity to continue your training in a dually accredited primary care sports medicine program exists). By joining our nationally recognized residency, you will take advantage of dual accreditation by the ACGME and the American Osteopathic Association.

Toledo is a city known for its quality of life. A world-renowned Museum of Art, nationally recognized Zoological Gardens, restaurants, numerous metro and state park facilities, major college athletic programs, and convenient access to professional sporting events are only part of the perfect setting.

If you have made the decision that family medicine is your future, investigate the ProMedica Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Riverside Family Medicine Residency (12)

Riverside Methodist Hospital
697 Thomas Ln.
Columbus, OH 43214

The Riverside Family Medicine Residency is located at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in northwest Columbus, OH. The program provides the practical experiences of a large community hospital while offering the educational opportunities of a tertiary academic care center. Residents benefit from a family medicine inpatient experience that features a wide variety of adult patient problems, obstetric care, critical care, management of newborns, and complicated referrals from surrounding communities. Pediatric training is completed in the Riverside hospital nursery, in the family practice center, and at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Our on-site family practice center has nearly 20,000 patient visits per year for acute care; chronic care; and procedures including colposcopy, minor dermatology procedures, ultrasound, contraceptive procedures (IUD and Nexplanon), and joint injections. The residency faculty is well-known nationally and respected locally. They have advanced training in sports medicine, addiction medicine, adolescent medicine, public health, faculty development, and leadership development.

The Riverside Family Practice Residency has an established tradition of excellence. Scholarship, quality improvement, research, and teaching are stressed at every level. Innovation in learning is accomplished through the Center for Medical Education and Innovation, a simulation center designed for resident and attending education. Community service and international missions are offered to the residents in our program, including a mobile unit allowing our residents to provide longitudinal care to a community in need. The work environment is outstanding and the relationship with the other Riverside residencies are exceptional. Most important, however, is the flexibility built into the program that allows residents to develop individual interests to the fullest – whether it be research, teaching, sports medicine, geriatrics, OMM, procedural skills, or another area. Upon graduation from the Riverside Family Medicine Residency you will have confidence in your ability to practice in the ever-changing world of medicine and the specialty of family medicine.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Soin Medical Center Family Medicine Residency (13)

2145 N. Fairfield Rd.
Beavercreek, OH 45431

Our Mission Statement:
The Family Medicine Residency at Soin Medical Center is committed to promoting an environment of educational excellence for the next generation of patient centered, compassionate family physicians who will meet the needs of their community.

About us:
The leadership of Kettering Health Network is excited to announce the start of our Family Medicine Residency on the campus of Soin Medical Center, our 17th residency within the network. This program received accreditation on January 30, 2017.

Supported by Kettering’s extensive experience in training physicians for more than 50 years, this program is the only one based at Kettering’s newest hospital, Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center. This state-of-the-art campus provides exceptional training opportunities, utilizing progressive curriculum and experienced faculty with a passion to help prepare the next generation of family physicians for success in an ever-changing health care environment.

We are excited to be collaborating with regional and national leaders in pediatric, OB, outpatient, inpatient, and sports medicine – giving our residents an excellent opportunity to learn from the best. Our program will also allow for away-rotations, opportunities for mission work, and hands-on procedure experience. Our program offers AOC’s to include: sports medicine, hospital medicine, maternity care, academic medicine, and geriatric and palliative care. This allows our residents to tailor their educational experience according to their desired future practice.

We would love the opportunity to share more details with you. Please contact Donna Gruen, the residency program administrator, if you have any further questions.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

St. Elizabeth Boardman Family Medicine Residency (14)

8423 Market St., Ste. 101
Boardman, OH 44512

The St. Elizabeth Boardman Family Medicine Residency has been founded on the premise that excellence in medical care comes from quality of teaching, an intellectually stimulating environment, and an ample variety of clinical exposures. Our experienced faculty is ready to provide a challenging, but supportive, environment for residents to grow and gain essential skills. A graduate of this program will be ready to enter into any number of clinical opportunities and find himself or herself capable and comfortable.

The family medicine residency consists of four residents per class for a total of 12 residents. Our residents experience rotations in:

  • Behavioral health
  • Emergency medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Inpatient medicine
  • Medical intensive care
  • Medical specialties including cardiology, pulmonology, dermatology, and more
  • Obstetrics
  • Outpatient family medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports medicine
  • Surgery
  • Surgical specialties
  • Urgent care.

The Family Health Center is located next door to the hospital. St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital is a member of Mercy Health (formerly Humility of Mary Health Partners). At Mercy Health, top-tier administrators and practice managers encourage engagement, input, quality, wellness, and a great work/life balance. The advantages of St. Elizabeth Boardman are:

  • A medical staff of 488 representing more than 40 specialties
  • A caring staff of more than 1,000
  • The ability to practice in a licensed, 248-bed regional hospital with 35 level 3 obstetrical beds, 12 labor and delivery beds, 19 Nursery, and and 25 NICU
  • A bustling emergency department visited by 53,000 people with annual admission of more than 13,760
  • Magnet recognition since 2011
  • 92% physician satisfaction
  • A comprehensive integrated electronic health record, Epic CarePATH.

We offer compensation and benefits packages that respect your skills and knowledge, including:

  • Competitive salary for residents
  • Flexible benefits plan
  • Malpractice insurance
  • $1,000 moving allowance (with stipulation)
  • Educational stipend
  • Lab coat allowance
  • Meal allowance
  • Medical library
  • On-site clinical simulation lab

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency - Youngstown (15)

1053 Belmont Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44501

The St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency – Youngstown is a 4-4-4 program located in the heart of Youngstown, OH, St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is a tertiary care facility with a community hospital feel. We have a Level 1 Trauma Center and all specialties are well-represented. Our outpatient facility is located directly across the street from the hospital, making it convenient for residents to provide both inpatient and outpatient care to their continuity patients. The diverse population includes urban, suburban, and rural patients. Youngstown itself is a medium-sized city within several hours of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. A low cost of living, little traffic, and multiple recreational opportunities make Youngstown a wonderful place to work.  Many graduates choose to stay and practice in the area, and employment options are plentiful.

Residents learn in a safe environment, with adequate supervision and gradually increasing independence. They enjoy a favorable balance of work and free time, with most call taken from home. All aspects of family medicine are emphasized throughout the residency, so the typical graduate is well-prepared for any type of practice.

A well-trained, engaged faculty provides high quality educational and experiential exposure with individualized teaching to every resident.

The advantages of residency training at St. Elizabeth Youngstown are many and include:

  • Great teaching staff in both family medicine and specialties
  • Family-oriented, nurturing environment
  • Excellent didactics curriculum, which includes procedure workshops in our simulation center
  • Faculty with diverse interests and abilities
  • Reasonable call schedules with well-balanced lifestyle and excellent benefits
  • Strong commitment to education from the entire institution
  • Opportunities to develop skills in office procedures
  • Diverse patient population with many underserved patients
  • Obstetric experiences including Centering Pregnancy
  • Emphasis on patient education and preventive care
  • Research and scholarly activity opportunities
  • Opportunities to teach medical students
  • Obtain medical school appointments.

If this sounds like the kind of residency for you, contact us at the number or email listed above. Individuals seeking senior level rotations are welcomed.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Health, Family Medicine Residency (16)

2200 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604

At Mercy, we believe in creating family physicians who take care of people and not just diseases; who take the time to know their patients and their families and are not caught in the mindset of the assembly line; and above all, who wish to be healers and not just physicians who can write a script or order yet another expensive test. The future will demand from us high-tech, high-touch and high quality, cost-effective care and family medicine truly will be the only specialty able to meet the needs of our patients in all healthcare settings.

Our Core Values
Integrity & Honesty
Being truthful, reliable and of strong moral character no matter what the situation or circumstances.

Dignity & Compassion
Caring for those around us by treating them with respect, mercy and empathy.

Recognizing and meeting the needs of our patients, learners and co-workers.

Continually striving to reach our highest level of education and performance and motivating those around us to do the same.

Unity & Teamwork
Working as a cohesive, harmonious unit as we pursue a singular vision.

Our purpose together at Mercy Health Family Medicine Program is to…
Educate residents to become caring, compassionate, competent family physicians; provide the highest quality patient care and education to the people we are privileged to serve; and continually improve through creativity, innovation and self-assessment.

Contact us to arrange a visit, senior elective, or interview. We would like to hear from you. We are accredited by the ACGME.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Summa Barberton Hospital Family Practice Residency Program (17)

155 Fifth St. NE
Barberton, OH 44203

The Barberton Family Practice is an unopposed, family medicine only, program in a 310-bed community hospital. We are located in a small city 40 minutes south of Cleveland. Because we are the only residency in this hospital, the residents receive individualized, one-on-one teaching by our specialists. They also have more unrestricted access to procedures and deliveries. Our medicine rotations are primary care focused and run by the family medicine residents and family medicine attendings. Our continuity clinic is staffed by six faculty, a full-time behavioral scientist, as well as community preceptors. The faculty is diverse in experience and dedicated to teaching and making the residents’ experience as worthwhile as possible. The residents perform pediatric rotations at nearby Children’s Medical Center of Akron.

The residents receive many benefits including free meals, free parking in an enclosed parking deck, private call rooms, competitive salary, health insurance, and memberships to the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

The Summa Barberton Hospital offers a full spectrum care with a large variety of specialists. The hospital is very supportive of the residency and highly respectful of family medicine. The hospital is continually growing, with a new cardiac catheterization suite and expanding cardiothoracic surgery, plus a new cancer center. There are also plans to build a new emergency department and add electronic medical records.

This residency is a great place to work and learn. We encourage you to look at our website and contact us for more information.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Summa Health System Akron City Hospital (18)

Family Medicine Center of Akron
55 Arch St., 3A
Akron, OH 44304

For more than 40 years, over 250 residents have received a comprehensive, three-year education in medical, behavioral, and practice management skills at Summa’s Akron City Hospital Family Medicine Residency. This well-balanced curriculum maintains the flexibility to train you for virtually any primary care setting. Our faculty members are committed to family medicine education and skilled in teaching organic medicine, procedures, behavioral science, primary care research, and practice management. Our program is accredited by both the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association. We offer a two-track obstetrical curriculum that affords the opportunity to obtain either the basic two-months of training or an accelerated experience for those who desire additional proficiency in obstetrics. Opportunities are available for international global health rotations, resident leadership development activities, and academic medicine experiences. Family physicians, both residents and attendings, enjoy complete acceptance in the hospital and the community. Our residents are treated with respect on all their rotations and serve as equals to their colleagues in other specialties. Akron City Hospital and its parent, Summa Health System, provide medical education for 230 residents in 13 specialties and seven fellowships. These individuals provide an excellent extension to the full-time family medicine faculty.

The Family Medicine Center, completed in 2006, functions like a family physician’s office to simulate a private practice setting. Our electronic health record and video precepting capabilities are vital to the education of our residents. Also available is an emphasis track in women’s health.

To sum it all up – family medicine is thriving at Summa Health System/Akron City Hospital. We invite you to come take a closer look. You will like what you see!

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

The Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Residency Training Program (19)

2123 Auburn Ave., Ste. 340
Cincinnati, OH 45219
513.721.2221 ext. 10

The Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Residency is nationally known for longitudinal training in global/underserved health care and committed to caring for underserved populations abroad and in the United States. Our community hospital program has been successfully training family physicians for over 37 years! We believe that all family physicians need to be prepared to practice in any environment and to care for individuals of any ethnic or socioeconomic background. We are based in a 550-bed community hospital, The Christ Hospital. Family medicine faculty, including geriatricians, teach a full range of inpatient adult medicine at The Christ Hospital. During the obstetrics experience at The Christ Hospital, residents work closely with family physicians, obstetricians, maternal/fetal medicine specialists, a nurse midwife, pediatricians, and neonatologists. We utilize the tertiary care setting of The Christ Hospital (which has been ranked among the “top hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report) for training in emergency care, intensive care, newborn care, and subspecialty clinics. Pediatrics is undertaken at one of the nation’s most renowned hospitals, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, which is ranked third in the nation for pediatrics. Multiple community electives such as alternative medicine, sports medicine, and geriatrics are available. Our family medicine center is on the campus with our hospital, and patients are from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. As well, residents and faculty work with underserved populations in the community. Residents are encouraged to tailor their training as they anticipate their future practice settings and career goals.

Our global health/underserved curriculum provides longitudinal training in working with the underserved in any setting. Residents participate in monthly didactics and funded yearly trips to Guatemala. Third-year residents may design an international elective to a site of their choosing. We offer a five-year combined family medicine/psychiatry program; these resident graduates are eligible for board certification in both specialties. Our Geriatrics Fellowship focuses clinical and research training on the special needs of our growing elderly population and our Palliative Care Fellowship provides training in the nuances of caring for patients with serious illnesses.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Among our many highly skilled, experienced faculty, our Program Director Christopher Bernheisel, MD, (aka the bow tie doctor) was recently awarded the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians’ Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award.

Call or arrange a visit to learn more about our program.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

The Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency (20)

Rardin Family Practice Center
2231 N. High St., Rm. 203
Columbus, OH 43201

At The Ohio State University (OSU) Family Medicine Residency we strive to create a nurturing learning environment that allows residents to grow both personally and professionally. You will enjoy the dedicated teaching of experienced family physicians in the office and on an unopposed inpatient service at a large inner city community hospital, while being exposed to cutting edge medicine on specialty rotations at a major academic medical center. You will be part of an ever-changing, growing family – a unique family medicine residency offering you a variety of choices to meet your future practice plans. Take a look and see why you should choose OSU.

Our university-based family medicine practice emphasizes traditional family medicine through specialty rotations at the OSU Wexner Medical Center, a nationally ranked, academic medical center (rated best in central Ohio). Our inpatient service at University Hospitals East allows family medicine residents to develop their clinical and technical skills in a supportive environment that fosters personal and professional development. Residents follow their continuity patients at the OSU Rardin Family Practice Center, a nationally recognized level 3 patient-centered medical home (PCMH), where family medicine faculty mentor and teach them in the office setting. This practice serves a diverse patient population, providing over 36,000 visits annually.

Our urban family medicine practice is located in an empowerment zone at OSU Family Medicine CarePoint East. Family medicine residents in the urban track experience a curriculum designed to prepare them for life as an urban family physician.

Regardless of which track one chooses, residents interested in a career in academic family medicine may also choose additional training in teaching, scholarship, and patient care/research, with an option to obtain a free post graduate MPH or MBA degree.

The mission of the OSU Family Medicine Residency Program is to prepare residents for the exemplary practice of family medicine. We are committed to meeting the physical, behavioral, social, and spiritual health care needs of our patients. We are dedicated to providing an environment supportive of life-long learning, professional development, and wellness with work-life balance. Towards these goals we are committed to modeling the highest standards of patient care, teaching, and scholarship.

Values – The OSU Family Medicine Residency Program is committed to:

  • Caring – We are compassionate and sensitive to the values of our patients, their families, our community, and each other.
  • Excellence – We constantly look for ways to deliver the highest quality care to our patients and community and the highest quality education to our learners.
  • Respect – We value differences and respect the dignity of each person. We embrace diversity and inclusion.
  • Teamwork – We work together to accomplish the education and training goals of the OSU Family Medicine Residency Program.
  • Service – We are committed to the needs of the profession, community, patients, staff, students, residents, and faculty.

Vision – The OSU Family Medicine Residency Program strives to:

  • Create a diversified learning environment
  • Develop an educational structure that fosters life-long learning and wellness
  • Develop providers focused on quality, patient-centered care
  • Foster a culture that equally values excellence in patient care, education, and scholarship.

Our faculty is internationally recognized for their excellence in teaching, scholarship, and patient care. Of the 28 family physicians in central Ohio named to the 2015-16 “America’s Best Doctors” (limited to the top 5% of the nation’s physicians), 14 are associated with our program. Our faculty have, on average, over 17 years of clinical experience. Other unique attributes about our program are our longitudinal rotations in any specific area of interest, international rotations to underserved areas around the world, and fellowships in sports medicine and geriatric medicine. Rotating through the OSU Wexner Medical Center provides residents with the opportunity to work with nationally recognized faculty members and within a hospital that makes the national honor roll every year. Graduating residents are recognized as being exceptionally prepared for any style of practice and carry the name of OSU proudly.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

University of Toledo Family Medicine Residency Program (21)

3333 Glendale Ave.
Toledo, OH 43614

The University of Toledo Family Medicine Residency Program is a community-based, university affiliated residency program which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our residency blends the real-world experiences of community hospitals with the academic and technological advantages of a university-affiliated medical center. Our primary goal is to provide a supportive learning environment that is conducive to your development as a competent and caring family physician. Our residency program values each resident as part of its team. The residency is made up of 12 residents and a diverse faculty composed of faculty members from the University of Toledo Department of Family Medicine.

Our three-year program prepares residents for the unique challenges and rewards faced by today’s family physicians. As primary care physicians, you will be expected to possess a broad spectrum of abilities. You will be responsible for coordinating and managing the preventive, continuous, and comprehensive care of your patients. Our program includes practice management and behavioral science curriculum to better prepare you for the demands of a family practice. In addition, three months of electives in your third year enable you to explore areas of interest or strengthen your clinical knowledge and skill base.

Our faculty members are committed to providing residents with an outstanding education in family medicine, and strive to create a supportive, family-friendly learning environment.

In addition, residents and their families have access to many activities found in major metropolitan areas without the hassles of big city life, including the Toledo Museum of Art, Mud Hens baseball, Toledo Walleye hockey, The Toledo Zoo, the Cedar Point amusement part, golf courses, and several metro parks.

We welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our program and the opportunities we can provide for you.

For specific program descriptions, including salary, benefits, and background information, please visit the residency’s website directly or use the AAFP’s residency information guide.

Wright State University Family Medicine Residency (22)

2261 Philadelphia Dr.
Dayton, OH 45406

The Wright State University (WSU) Family Medicine Residency Program continues its long standing commitment to community-based education. The residency combines a rich tradition of family medicine with exposure to:

  • A range of clinical services seldom found outside academic medical centers
  • Comprehensive exposure to a variety of medical disciplines

Whether their role is first assistant, surgeon junior, surgeon chief or teaching assistant, our residents gain valuable operative experience covering a wide spectrum of cases starting in their intern year.  From interns to chiefs, surgical residents, in the academic year 2016-2017, logged approximately 3,282 cases at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, 986 cases at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital and 598 cases at Mercy Health - St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

Program Goals

  • Educate physicians dedicated to providing skilled and knowledgeable surgical care to patients and who are responsible, ethical, compassionate professionals.
  • Provide surgical education that emphasizes graded authority and increasing responsibility as experience is gained in the operative and nonoperative evaluation and treatment of disease.
  • Foster an environment that enables residents to become competent in the six core competencies at the level expected of a surgical practitioner.
  • Foster an educational environment that enables residents to achieve certification by the American Board of Surgery (ABS).
  • Motivate resident commitment for professional growth through a lifelong process of self-education.

Program Objectives

  • Learn the concepts and practice of general surgery.
  • Increase knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the nine components of general surgery (head and neck, breast, skin and soft tissues, alimentary tract, abdomen, vascular system, endocrine system, comprehensive management of trauma, burns and emergency surgery, and surgical critical care.)
  • Acquire an understanding of the principles in preoperative, operative, and postoperative care in cadiothoracic surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery and transplant surgery.
  • Participate in the management of patients with common problems in urology, gynecology, neurological surgery, orthopedics, burns and anesthesiology.
  • Provide opportunities to manage patients who may or may not require surgical intervention and to acquire skill in nonoperative management.
  • Provide a learning experience in critical thinking, design of experiments, evaluation of data and advances in technology.
  •  Encourage participation in research activities.
  • ACGME General Surgery Program Requirements

Contact for more information:

Larissa McElrath

Academic Specialist-General Surgery Residency Program

NEOMED/LECOM Surgery Clerkship Coordinator



St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital offers leading-edge surgical suites.

The surgical suites at St. Elizabeth offer many technological advantages including "green-lighting" featured in the suite designed for laparascopic procedures.


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