Our Osteopathic National Family Medicine Residency, led by Dr. Larry LeBeau, has applied for ACGME single accreditation and received Pre-Accreditation status. We are excited to be implementing a vision of strategic continuous improvements across our national learning venues to obtain full ACGME Review and Recognition Committee-Family Medicine (RRC-FM) accreditation.
Our unique National Family Medicine Residency was established in 2011 and spans four states and two coasts. Recognized by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as a pioneering Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Consortium, this initiative addresses physician workforce shortages, particularly in rural and inner-city regions and in areas with mal-distribution and escalating healthcare disparities.
Our innovative, national 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 for Graduate Medical Education has established training locations in:
- Tucson, Arizona (Affiliate: El Rio Community Health Center)
- New Richmond, Ohio (Affiliate: HealthSource of Ohio)
- Portland, Oregon (Affiliate: Virginia Garcia Memorial Medical Center) *We are no longer actively recruiting for learners at this location.
- 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
As you know, the AOA will no longer be accrediting programs after June 2020 in order to evolve a collaborative and unifying Single Accreditation System (SAS) for America under the able stewardship of the ACGME. The Wright Center is proud to be amongst many GME sponsoring institutions committing resources and avidly working on preserving all of our currently operational residency and fellowship training programs. We value all of our trainees as core testaments of our mission to continuously improve education and patient care in a collaborative spirit to enhance outcomes, access and affordability. The Wright Center currently offers robust Osteopathic Regional and National Family Medicine Residency training opportunities.