The Critical Residency Decision
We at Washington Health System Family Medicine Residency, a dually-accredited ACGME and AOA program, are dedicated to providing an excellent education and living experience to our residents. Find out why over 250 board-certified family physicians have made us their choice since our founding in 1971.
- Unopposed residency
- Tailored to hands-on adult learning style
- Flexible learning experiences
- Award winning, community based hospital
- Program longevity and stability
- Strong fellow residents
- Dedicated faculty
- Supportive social networks
- On campus housing
- First class benefits package
Our program provides each resident with in depth training. Following their training, our graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers not only in family medicine but also as hospitalists, emergency room physicians, collegiate medicine, and fellowships in sports medicine as well as obstetrics and gynecology. The possibilities are endless.
The program allows very efficient use of your valuable time – which can be used to gain more knowledge or to enjoy the many points of interest in and around Washington, PA. You should enjoy your year(s) in a community atmosphere that minimizes outside stress while preparing you for your career in family medicine. Leave your car in your driveway and walk to the hospital or office, there is no commute.
I feel this program is extremely supportive of residents, from attendings to hospital staff. I also appreciate the commitment to a rigorous but humane work schedule, sticking with the 80 hour work week, and implementing the Night Float system. The senior residents are the best! I’ve never felt abandoned or lost. Plus, I LOVE being able to walk to work!
Washington Health System’s Family Medicine Residency Program is formally affiliated with the following institutions:
- The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine
- Drexel University
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
- West Virginia University School of Medicine
- Temple University
Third and fourth year medical students complete required and elective rotations in Family Medicine at Washington Health System. We are also a clinical campus for LECOM students who complete their required third and/or fourth year rotations here.
We’re pleased that you have found us at this crucial point in your career, and invite you to learn more!