Family Medicine Residency
At Forbes Regional Hospital, we see and treat the patient as a whole person whose unique physical and psychological makeup presents an equally unique set of needs. Our Family Medicine Residency Program is MD and DO dually accredited. As you learn and train with us, you will grow to fill the role of a family medicine specialist who treats the whole patient with expertise and sensitivity.
Our Family Medicine Residency Program provides an optimal educational environment in which you can develop your potential as an individual, physician, teacher and learner. To this end, we provide a realistic practice setting that is facilitated by advanced health information technology (such as the Allscripts electronic medical record), a personalized curriculum, family physician mentors and a host of related educational resources and personnel.
Within this training network, you will learn to offer continuing, comprehensive healthcare to patients and their families, from preventive to all stages of diagnostic and therapeutic care. Your understanding and skills will be cultivated through ongoing relationships with patients and colleagues. Both in the office and in the hospital, emphasis is placed on continuity of care, patient education, and cultural competence, with special attention to behavioral science development.
You will also follow patients longitudinally at a local nursing home to enhance your skill in comprehensive geriatric assessment and long-term care, and you will spend some time at Forbes Hospice to gain additional training in palliative care for terminally ill patients.
Healthcare Delivery Model
The residency program will develop your ability to coordinate hospital and community resources to provide comprehensive, personalized care to patients in a variety of practice settings. When you complete the Family Medicine Residency Program, we believe that you will be able to competently manage most of your patients independently, yet know the appropriate times and methods for consults and referrals to other specialists. In either event, it will be you, the family medicine specialist, who will confidently initiate, coordinate and manage each patient's care to produce the best possible outcome.