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Family Medicine - O'Bleness Hospital

Medical Education

Family Medicine - O'Bleness Hospital

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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.

A Strong Curriculum That Opens Doors

Curriculum highlight for O'Bleness Family Medicine

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 medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM+1) and a diabetes fellowship for primary care providers.

PEDIATRICS TRAINING

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

Our family medicine residents treat adolescent patients at Campus Care — Ohio University’s student clinic. Family medicine physicians who run the clinic are part of Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. You will manage this clinic and gain valuable experience treating adolescents.

SPORTS MEDICINE OMM

Your experience will include providing sports physicals and osteopathic musculoskeletal manipulation for college hockey players.

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.

ROTATION OPPORTUNITIES

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:

  • OhioHealth Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus)
  • Hopewell Health Center in Athens
  • The Laurels of Athens Extended Care Facility
SPECIALTY RESOURCES

OhioHealth partnerships and technology offer a rich variety of resources and enhanced training experiences. Examples include:

OB/GYN community care – Women’s wellness and preventive medicine includes individualized and compassionate healthcare, from adolescence through menopause. You will take part in providing these services to underserved women in the southeast Ohio region.

Mobile mammography services – This service provides important community outreach and convenience while offering you valuable community-service and education.

Telemedicine – Advanced, in-touch technologies that connect experts to remote areas are part of your ER and stroke care training.

Genetic counseling – You’ll learn first-hand how to understand genetic test results and counsel individuals and families seeking guidance for their medical care.

RESEARCH SUPPORT

OhioHealth Institute of Research and Innovation will assist you in planning and conducting research. The Institute provides access to existing research, plus a broad range of services. These include clinical and data coordination, contract guidance, quality assurance and other types of support.