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Residency for Family Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Program Overview

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s innovative National Family Medicine Residency (NFMR) is proud to be affiliated with Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C. The pioneering program has earned Osteopathic Recognition from the ACGME for its commitment to teaching and assessing Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP).

Rotations for our residents occur in six different training locations, including four Unity Health Care sites, Children's National Medical Center, United Medical Center, Howard University Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. As a resident within the Unity Health Care system, you will be part of a team of more than 980 compassionate, multicultural, multilingual professionals from both primary care and specialty service fields.

Unity Health Care is committed to promoting healthier communities in the Washington, D.C. area through compassion and comprehensive health and human services, regardless of ability to pay. Founded in 1985 as the Health Care for the Homeless Project providing primary health care services to homeless individuals and families that resided in local emergency shelters or on the streets of the District of Columbia, Unity Health Care is comprised of 10 Community-Based Heath Centers and has 10 medical sites in local homeless shelters, five school-based health centers and a mobile outreach van. Within their clinics, Unity Health Care offers primary care and specialty services including oral health, behavioral health, OB/GYN, infectious disease care and podiatry.

We also continue to utilize technology to foster collaborative and remote learning opportunities within our NFMR. Our learners share their Community-Oriented Primary Care research projects and participate in didactics opportunities with other NFMR residents across the country on a consistent basis throughout the year.

Click here to download printable program highlights including curriculum and didactics overviews.

Our residents say

  • Resident 4
    "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."
  • Resident 3
    "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."
  • Resident 2
    "I like the big city/small town feel of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education's program and the diversity of practice locations."
  • Resident 1
    "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."
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