Areas of Emphasis

Our Family Medicine Residency Program has been producing high quality graduates for more than 45 years. We combine a vast array of clinical experiences with a commitment to scholarly excellence and personal life balance. We have so many benefits to offer you:

People

Successful organizations are based upon superior communication and teamwork. From our physicians to our nurses and to our administrative support staff, our culture of camaraderie allows us to successfully target our goals. We get things done and have fun doing it. Join our FAMILY.

Scholarly Excellence

We seek residents who like to learn, who like to teach, and who are interested in promoting our agenda of academic excellence and collaborative, team-based learning. While practicing evidence informed decision making, our residents’ skill and competencies are enhanced while teaching junior team members and medical students from at least five different schools.

Clinical Experience

Robust opportunities for inpatient and outpatient volumes exist at Reading Hospital, including the busiest emergency department in Pennsylvania, the 11th busiest in the entire country!

Care for the Underserved

We have important work to do. Come and help us to care for our high-risk population of biopsychosocially challenged patients. Get involved in one of our many community health projects. Our patients need your compassionate care.

Advanced Models of Care Delivery and Practice Redesign

As a recognized leader in Pennsylvania for the Patient-Centered Medical Home movement, we continue to evolve towards innovative concepts of team-based care, predictable scheduling, community medicine and population health. The Family Health Care Center is among 20 programs selected by the Center for Excellence in Primary Care at UCSF for the Transforming Teaching Practices project! 

Leadership

We seek to harness the power stemming from the intelligence and enthusiasm of all 24 of our residents. Come and take ownership of your residency. Follow your passion. Lead our residency to greater heights and cultivate the leadership skills that you will need in your own career after graduation.

Diverse and Experienced Core Family Medicine Faculty

The whole is greater than the sum of the parts! As a collective group, our residency faculty offers expertise in a wide range of disciplines including evidence-based medicine, hospital medicine, population health, women's health, primary care research, primary care procedures, sports medicine, bioethics, geriatrics, osteopathic manipulative therapy, healthcare policy, addiction medicine, and clinical practice redesign, to name just a few.

Mentorship

An open-door policy is the norm for all faculty attending physicians. Evaluation and feedback is provided at the point of clinical care, after rotations, and at quarterly meetings with an assigned faculty advisor. Individual Learning Plans are implemented to help each resident follow their passions and to achieve personal goals.

Wellness

We care and we listen! Having a voice and control in the direction of the residency program helps to avoid burnout. From monthly Wellness Forums to 24/7 free food, we promote life balance. We even have a meditation room!

Osteopathic Principles and Philosophy

Our Osteopathic Recognition status under the ACGME isn't just lip-service. Our commitment to osteopathic training is a strong longitudinal thread that is woven throughout the fiber of our residency program. There are even opportunities for our MD residents to participate.

Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine

An Opioid Management Clinic, a Behavioral Medicine Clinic, and education of Psychology Interns are embedded within the structure of the Family Healthcare Center and enrich resident education. Our Addiction Medicine Fellowship is managed collaboratively with the Caron Foundation, a world-renowned drug and alcohol treatment facility. 

Drexel University College of Medicine, Tower Health System

The sky is the limit. We have only just begun to scratch the surface of the opportunities that are presented by this impressive expansion of clinical care and academic scope. The upward trajectory of our broadening health system carries exciting implications for our Family Medicine Residency Program.