Graduation 2017

The Wright Center’s 2017 graduating class of 65 physicians was recognized on Saturday, June 24. This class is the organization’s largest to date and consists of 34 internal medicine physicians, 29 family physicians and two cardiologists.

Of the 65 graduates, 47 have completed their residency training in Northeast Pennsylvania and 18 within The Wright Center’s National Family Medicine Residency (NFMR) program having trained at one of six affiliated sites throughout the U.S.

NFMR graduates were trained at partnering community-based hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers in Tucson, Arizona; Washington DC; New Richmond, Ohio; Hillsboro, Oregon; Auburn, Washington, and Brooklyn, New York. Of the 18 NFMR physician graduates, 13 have confirmed employment in community-based health systems, committing to practicing in underserved areas across the country.

Of the 47 graduates that completed their residency training in Northeast Pennsylvania, a total of eight will be staying in Northeast Pennsylvania. Three have accepted positions with Geisinger Health System; two will be employed by Commonwealth Health and two will continue with The Wright Center.

Physicians from Northeast Pennsylvania and across the country who participated in the graduates’ training were in attendance.

“Our Wright Center graduates are a testimonial of our mission delivery and we are most proud of their compassion and competence. Watching their professional development as they’ve honed their patient care, lifelong learning and leadership skills over the past three years has been absolutely inspiring. The Wright Center is a well-recognized force, local and nationally, for fueling physician renewal and this class of 65 residents and fellows is further proof that we are completely dedicated to meeting our communities’ and national health needs in a changing healthcare landscape,” said Dr. Thomas-Hemak.

The recipients of The Wright Center’s 2017 awards are listed below. To view each group’s winners, click on the name of the program.

Organization - Wide
Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine Residency
Regional Family Medicine Residency
National Family Medicine Residency