Northeast PA Sites
In Northeast Pennsylvania, our Residents and Fellows train and take care of patients in The Wright Center for Community Health’s primary care practices and school-based health centers, which are all designated Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes. The medical services our physician learners provide target health disparities and work to empower underserved regions with high-quality, non-discriminatory medical care regardless of a patient’s insurance status or ability to pay.
Additional Northeast Pennsylvania training sites include regional and national hospital systems, including federal Veteran’s Affairs Medical Centers.
All of our clinical learning environments provide hands-on experience with diverse and medically underserved populations, including those patients challenged by the negative impacts of disparate socio-economic determinants of health, including income inequality, food insecurity and homelessness.
We teach our physician learners a medical home model approach to primary care, meaning patients receive their medical, dental, behavioral health and recovery services in one location and all under the same roof. We serve our patients through their lifespan, from pediatrics to geriatrics and everything in between.
Addition services we provide include a Ryan White HIV Clinic, an Alzheimer’s and Dementia Unit, a Pennsylvania Center of Excellence for Opioid Use Disorder, a preventive Lifestyle Medicine curriculum and an emerging Street Medicine Program.
Most recently, we introduced a 34-foot mobile medical and dental unit, called “Driving Better Health,” that provides medical and dental services to hard-to-reach populations, meeting patients in the communities where they live, learn and work.
The Wright Center’s innovative learning environments throughout Northeast Pennsylvania provide diverse clinical experiences for physician learners in the community locations that need them most.
Our unique National Family Medicine Residency Program was established in 2013 and now spans four states and two coasts, addressing physician workforce shortages and escalating rural healthcare disparities across the United States.
Our innovative national curriculum immerses residents in high-performing, certified Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Community Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers and Look-Alikes as well as community-based hospitals, providing care to the nation’s most vulnerable populations. In recognition from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), our NFMR will now enjoy full accreditation for the next 10 years.
● Tucson, Arizona (El Rio Health,Cherrybell Clinic)
● New Richmond, Ohio (HealthSource of Ohio, New Richmond Clinic)
● Auburn, Washington (HealthPoint CHC, Auburn North clinic)
● Washington, D.C. (Unity Health Care, Parkside and Upper Cardozzo clinics)