The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education offers two accredited, comprehensive and community-focused family medicine residency programs. Our Regional Family Medicine Residency is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania and our National Family Medicine Residency has training locations in four states across the nation. We currently train 37 learners within our regional program and 33 learners within our national program.
Our Family Medicine Residency programs immerse 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.
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National Reach, Local Impact
Our unique National Family Medicine Residency was established in 2013 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. Associate program directors assist with oversight of the operations at each site and work with the leadership teams from the partnering FQHCs. The pioneering program has earned Osteopathic Recognition from the ACGME for its commitment to teaching and assessing Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP). As a centrally-controlled Graduate Medical Education Safety-Net Consortium (GME-SNC), our model utilizes shared learning opportunities to engage residents who are passionate about community-oriented primary care and expanding healthcare access to underserved populations.
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 for Graduate Medical Education 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 for Graduate Medical Education, 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 for Graduate Medical Education's program and the diversity of practice locations."
"I chose The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education because of its small-town program and community-focused environment. I'm excited to be somewhere I can make a difference."