The Critical Residency Decision

The Washington Health System Family Medicine Residency Program is an unopposed program dedicated to providing an excellent education and living experience to our residents.  Find out why more than 300 board-certified family physicians have made us their choice for residency training since our founding in 1971.

The Program

  • Unopposed residency
  • Tailored to hands-on adult learning style
  • Flexible learning experiences

The Institution

  • Award winning, community based hospital
  • Program longevity and stability

The People

  • Strong fellow residents
  • Dedicated faculty
  • Supportive social networks

The Amenities

  • 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, geriatrics, and palliative 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 chose WHS due to the depth and breadth of family medicine practice I would be exposed to. Now working as an academic physician, I am able to use the skills I learned at WHS to manage complex patients from birth and pregnancy to death! My most rewarding experiences were in the office, building long-term relationships with my patients that I also took care of in the hospital. Following them through these transitions taught me so much!

Tabitha Davis-Stellato, Class of 2019

University Affiliation
Washington Health System’s Family Medicine Residency Program is formally affiliated with the following institutions:

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 and WVSOM 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!