Many elements of residency training are similar from program to program. Choosing the right training program is a decision that encompasses far more than geography and teaching the required areas of medicine.

Details that make a difference

  • Built in 2010, United Hospital Center is a 270-bed hospital that provides state-of-the-art technology in a community setting
  • Our 12,000-square-foot Family Medicine Clinic with 20 exam rooms, a procedure room, and two osteopathic manipulate treatment (OMT) rooms is housed in the Physician Office Building attached to the main hospital, so many rotations are just steps away from the hospital and clinic
  • Family Medicine is the only program based on the UHC campus, which means our residents have direct access to all specialties and primary care physicians
  • A broad scope of evidence-based curriculum is provided by a wide variety of highly trained medical staff members
  • For the past three years, our residents have had 100 percent pass rate on American Board of Family Medicine and American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians national board certification exams
  • Our Patient-Centered Medical Home practice allows physicians to work as members of the healthcare team to provide quality care that is measured by outcomes via quality reports
  • Faculty serve in key hospital and community positions which, together with residents’ participation and performance, make the residency at UHC a well-respected member of the healthcare team
  • Residency utilizes an EPIC electronic health record and New Innovations to document resident experience
  • A focus on career planning drives curriculum flexibility and diversification
  • Customization of electives during the three years of residency training is designed to help residents achieve employment goals upon graduation
  • Scholarly activity and performance improvement opportunities fit the level of interest of the learner; from well-defined, step-by-step required minimums through Family Physicians Inquiries Network, METRIC, and Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School to individual or team projects and regional or national presentations
  • All residents participate on a Medical Staff Committee, where they learn protocols and processes concerning patient safety, regulations, and other issues relevant to medical professionals