Family Medicine

Highlights

The Wright Center offers accredited, comprehensive and community-focused residency programs throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and across the United States. As the largest Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education consortium in the country, our innovative curriculum merges ACGME, AOA and Electronic Health Record Meaningful Use competencies.

Our Family Medicine Residency immerses residents in high-performing, certified Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Community Health Centers, FQHCs and community-based hospitals. Residents are empowered to lead clinical and educational improvements, and in fact, as part of their training, are expected to lead or actively participate in six or more short-cycle process improvements each year.

National Reach, Local Impact

Our unique National Family Medicine Residency was established in 2011 and now spans four states and two coasts, addressing physician workforce shortages and escalating rural healthcare disparities. Our innovative national consortium model brings together the residency experience of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, 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.

We have established training locations in: Tucson, Arizona (El Rio Community Health Center); New Richmond, Ohio (HealthSource of Ohio); Auburn, Washington (HealthPoint); and Washington, D.C. (Unity Health Care).

Our Residents Say

  • "I chose The Wright Center because of its commitment to serving the underserved in the changing healthcare climate. My program positions me perfectly to address the needs in my community."
  • "At The Wright Center, I can strike a balance between work and family life. I feel I have become part of the community."
  • "I like the big city/small town feel of The Wright Center's program and the diversity of practice locations."
  • "I chose The Wright Center because of its small-town program and community-focused environment. I'm excited to be somewhere I can make a difference."
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