Medical Education

Family Medicine - O'Bleness Hospital

Family Medicine - O'Bleness Hospital

Our family medicine residency trains you for a diverse and fulfilling career.

O’Bleness Hospital’s three-year, ACGME-accredited family medicine residency accepts four residents each year into a small program that offers one-to-one training within a close-knit culture. You’ll practice in community-based hospitals and urban medical centers, including nationally renowned academic and osteopathic healthcare systems.

NRMP Program Code: 2221120C0

Why Choose Family Medicine at O'Bleness Hospital

Our residency program is designed to bring you up to speed smoothly, while learning from the best minds in the field.


A Strong Curriculum That Opens Doors

Focus on Resident Wellness.
Dedicated wellness time, resources and stipend combined with a faculty attuned to the needs of residents.

Diverse FMP Experience.
Appalachian experience in a college town allows for a wide variety of patients and clinical experience.

Osteopathic Opportunities.
Rich osteopathic heritage and a strong OMM curriculum designed for all levels of incoming resident OMT knowledge. 

Full Scope Clinical Practice.
Rural setting and unopposed program creates a multitude of opportunities to participate in procedures with experienced preceptors.

Your Success Starts Here.

Our graduates succeed and lead in rural, urban, solo and group family medicine practice or as fellowship-trained specialists, subspecialists and faculty. Your post-residency training opportunities include a year of osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine residency and a diabetes fellowship for primary care providers.


Our pediatric training provides an opportunity to care for patients from birth through adolescence. Board-certified pediatricians and family medicine faculty work in tandem to supervise residents during pediatric clinic- a unique benefit to the OhioHealth O’Bleness Family Medicine Residency. 

Our family medicine residents gain experience in adolescent care at Campus Care - Ohio University’s student health center. Family medicine physicians who run the clinic are Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty and actively provide a wide scope of education for residents throughout rotations.


Residents with an interest in sports medicine will have an opportunity to work alongside osteopathic sports medicine physicians and provide medical services to college athletes.

Immersion in the local community

There are many opportunities to reach out to underserved community members. Residents help educate patients and the community to promote better health. Your activities may include encouraging exercise and teaching others how to shop, plan and eat for healthy nutrition, cardiovascular health and wellness.

Other community-service opportunities abound – including performing yearly school physicals, giving educational presentations to seniors and raising funds to supply AEDs (automated external defibrillators) to area high schools.


In addition to OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital in Columbus and other OhioHealth hospitals and outpatient clinics, residents rotate at affiliated locations, including:

  • Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus)
  • Hopewell Health Center in Athens
  • The Laurels of Athens Extended Care Facility

OhioHealth Institute of Research and Innovation will provide you with every available tool you need to support you in planning and conducting research. These resources provide you with access to existing research, clinical and data coordination, contract guidance, quality assurance and other types of support.