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Family Medicine - Doctors Hospital

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Family Medicine - Doctors Hospital

We are dedicated to training our residents in comprehensive family medicine healthcare.

Our ACGME-certified residency program continuously strives to achieve top standards in teaching patient care, as demonstrated by our Level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition status. We are part of one of the largest osteopathic training sites in the United States. 

A Comprehensive Curriculum for In-depth Training

Diverse Clinical Experience

A strong emphasis is placed on teaching and performing in-office procedures, including nexplanon and IUD insertions/removals, rhinolaryngoscopy, colposcopy, endometrial biopsy, minor skin procedures, joint injection/aspiration, vasectomy and cryotherapy.

  • Family Practice — 312 half-day blocks over 24 months. This continuity requirement is separate from all other training experiences.
  • Internal Medicine — Six months. A mix of hospital-based and ambulatory experiences provide cognitive and procedure-oriented options.
  • Surgery — Five months. The focus is directed towards orthopedics, urology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology and podiatry, as they apply to ambulatory patients.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology — Four months. Office gynecology is stressed. Additional OB is arranged for those with an expressed interest.
  • Pediatrics — Four and a half months. Training sites include hospital-based clinics, private offices and a nationally renowned pediatric hospital.
  • Emergency Medicine — Three months. There will be adequate training for a wide variety of undifferentiated, acutely-ill emergency issues in the traditional ER (both community and pediatric hospitals), as well as through the ER Fast Track.
  • Electives — One month in PGY1, one month PGY2 and two and a half months in PGY3 year.

Support for Our Residents

Our program is designed to ensure residents experience success and well-being during their years of training. It includes but is not limited to the following:

Scholarly Activity

We foster an environment of collaboration between residents, faculty and the medical community to support research pursuits. To that end, our family residency program offers protected time set aside for research, as well as access to the experts and resources at the OhioHealth Research and Innovation Institute. Residents further have support from a collaborative Doctors Hospital Family Practice research committee and faculty research advisors.

Valuable Program Resources
  • Pharmacists are on staff for medicine-list reconciliations and complicated therapeutic questions.
  • A PCMH Health Coach is available for support in challenging situations concerning patient management.
  • We have wellness initiatives that meet ACGME duty-hour regulations and allow for time away to attend doctor appointments. OhioHealth’s employee assistance program provides additional wellness resources and support.
  • Residents have $1,800 annual stipend to use for travel, food and lodging for conferences attended while in training. Monies can also be used for research related expenses (presentations, conferences, etc).
Community Outreach

Residents at the Doctors Hospital Family Practice Residency are actively engaged in a variety of community service projects. Our community work provides residents the opportunity to build competence in treating diverse patients in a variety of settings.This includes the OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels 54-foot mobile unit that brings primary care services to residents of underserved neighborhoods.