Family Medicine Residency

Since 1972, as one of the most experienced Family Medicine programs in the country, we have graduated 226 physicians. They have pursued a myriad of special interests in diverse career paths, but all obtained a solid clinical foundation to prepare them for changing healthcare systems.

We are thrilled to introduce you to some of the many aspects of our program that help produce family physicians with the skills and confidence to fulfill their dreams.

Program Introduction

The Reading Hospital Family Practice Residency Program has demonstrated commitment to excellence in family medicine residency education for more than 45 years.  The program is ACGME/AOA accredited and has achieved full Osteopathic Recognition.  We support a total of 24 residents with eight new interns entering the program each year.  Located in suburban West Reading, Pennsylvania, the program has a rich, robust history of providing a vigorous academic experience in a welcoming and nurturing community hospital environment. Training is deep and balanced across all clinical disciplines. The busy Family Health Care Center is Patient Centered Medical Home recognized and serves a large, socially and medically complex patient population including patients of all ages. At Reading Hospital, residents take ownership of a busy family medicine inpatient service and pediatric ward. Training includes challenging critical care, medical, pediatric, and women's health cases. Areas of program emphasis include pediatric care, community medicine, behavioral/addiction medicine, osteopathic philosophy/principles, and translating evidence-based medicine into clinical practice. The program offers a diverse teaching faculty committed to excellence in medical education.

Clinical Experience

Since 2010 our clinical site, the Family Health Care Center, has been a Level 3 NCQA-recognized patient-centered medical home (PCMH), and we have been a leader in preparing resident physicians for the changing healthcare world. Our residents – side by side with accomplished, talented faculty – care for a diverse population in our office and hospital.

Despite our excellence, we do not rest on our laurels. We are implementing “Epic” throughout our health system. This premier electronic health records system will help train our residents for the future of healthcare where clinical integration is paramount. We will soon embark upon multi-million dollar renovations to create a state-of-the-art office. Our hospital and community value our presence and contributions. In an era of cost-containment, we are growing by leaps and bounds!