Located in and serving patients in Northeastern Pennsylvania, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education offers a 3-year Family Medicine Residency accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our committed faculty continues to provide comprehensive learning opportunities for both allopathic and osteopathic physicians. Established in 2013, our Regional Family Medicine Osteopathic program merged into a larger, regional ACGME expansion of our strongly led Regional Family Medicine Allopathic program in 2017, allowing us to accept more osteopathic learners and provide even more comprehensive training locations.
Maureen Litchman, MD, a graduate of the Wyoming Valley Family Medicine program, longtime faculty member and now program director, leads the combined Family Medicine program. Our innovative curriculum promotes team-based skill sets and develop compassionate 21st century physician leaders, acutely aware of varying Socioeconomic Determents of Health considerations affecting the patient population served.
This program 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.
Within our non-profit Graduate Medical Education Safety-Net Consortium model, learners are immersed in community venues where they are most needed, increasing their long-term likelihood of working in such settings after completing their training. Our training model follows the national Beyond Flexner movement, focused on training community-minded health professionals as agents of more equitable healthcare.
Residents who complete our program are well prepared for American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) board certification and successful careers in primary care. Our program has successfully attained a 100 percent board pass rate, a testament to the comprehensive training under our dedicated faculty.
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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."