Doylestown Health has opened a Family Residency program, it’s first accredited resident physician training program.
The residency program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), will begin in July 2023, expanding Doylestown Health’s graduate medical education offerings. The application process is now open.
“With our new Family Medicine Residency, we envision Doylestown Health an expanding hub of medical education outside of Philadelphia,” said Dr. Scott Levy, chief medical officer of Doylestown Health. “In addition to their working with our board-certified physicians in multiple specialties; they will have the opportunity to collaborate with our teams of clinicians who are consistently and nationally recognized for excellence when it comes to achievements in patient safety, population health and value-based care, among others.”
Family Medicine physicians provide comprehensive healthcare for the whole family, from birth to end-of-life care. They are primary care physicians who are often patients’ first point of contact with a provider, Doylestown Health said.
The three-year program will offer residents an intensive learning experience during which they will work under the supervision of their mentors, all board-certified members of the Doylestown Health medical staff, and rotate through multiple areas of specialization. Eight residents will be admitted each year, the health system said.
Family Medicine residents will work in both community-based private practices and at Doylestown Hospital. They can also work at the Doylestown Health Primary Care—Residency Clinic, opening next summer at the Health and Wellness Center in Warrington.
“The quality of care that you might see in a university setting, we provide here in a community setting. We also have direct access to specialty care, which is unique for a regional hospital,” said Dr. Benjamin Mathews, director of the Family Medicine Residency program. “I am looking forward to working with and mentoring this inaugural class.”