The Wright Center invites you to learn more about its AOA accredited Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program that spans six states and two coasts. Recognized by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as a pioneering Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Consortium inspired by the Affordable Care Act, this initiative addresses physician workforce shortages, particularly in rural and inner-city regions and in areas with mal-distribution and escalating healthcare disparities.
Led by Director of Medical Education, Lisa Watts, D.O., and Program Director, Lawrence LeBeau, D.O., our innovative consortium model brings together the residency experience of The Wright Center, the educational infrastructure of A.T. Still University and its School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) and the osteopathic training support of Still OPTI to create a dynamic team focused on the success of the residents. Local Program Directors oversee the operations at each site and work with the leadership teams from the partnering FQHCs.
The Wright Center has established training locations in:
- Tucson, Arizona (Affiliate: El Rio Community Health Center)
- Brooklyn, New York (Affiliate: Lutheran HealthCare)
- New Richmond, Ohio (Affiliate: HealthSource of Ohio)
- Portland, Oregon (Affiliate: Virginia Garcia Memorial Medical Center)
- Auburn, Washington (Affiliate: HealthPoint)
- Washington, D.C. (Affiliate: Unity Health Care)
Through this innovative consortium model, The Wright Center and SOMA have found a tangible way to address gaps in residency training today as well as the widening chasm between U.S. healthcare needs and physician manpower.
- Innovative curriculum merging Patient-Centered Medical Home and EMR Meaningful Use competencies promotes team-based skill sets for 21st-century physician leaders
- Comprehensive training immerses residents in high-performing, community-based hospitals and FQHCs
- Unique opportunity to develop as a pioneering physician leader and shape the future of healthcare
The program is only open to Osteopathic Residents at this time, although The Wright Center is planning to transition all programs to the ACGME-AOA Single Accreditation System in the near future while maintaining the highest standards of Osteopathic Recognition.