Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency
When you decide where to go for your residency, you decide a lot more than just location. You also decide what kind of medicine you want to practice.
Family Medicine, The Community and You
If you’ve decided on a career in family medicine, you’ve come to the right place. We, the teachers and staff at the Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program at Forbes Regional Hospital understand the important role family physicians play in elevating the health and wellness of individuals and local communities. And we’ve developed a program that provides an optimal and unique learning experience beyond the basic required rotations.
Our aim is to foster your evolution into a family physician who provides complete care with expertise and sensitivity. We focus on teaching lifelong learning and self-assessment skills, and offer a realistic practice setting, a personalized curriculum, frequent feedback, mentors and a rich reserve of educational resources and personnel. Additionally, our residency focuses on the office practice, patient education, cultural competence and special attention to behavioral science development.
Osteopathic family medicine is valuable to our community and plays an increasingly important role in the delivery of local healthcare. In October 2009, the American Osteopathic Association approved our three-year osteopathic family medicine residency. The osteopathic curriculum compliments the tradition of excellence established by our Family Medicine Residency Program founded in 1978. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) sponsors the consortium as the osteopathic postdoctoral training institution.
Osteopathic residents incorporate and apply their unique pre-doctoral training in osteopathic philosophy to all patient encounters, both in the office and hospital. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is encouraged whenever appropriate and a focused experience is utilized at a weekly clinic. There are also monthly osteopathic workshops, practical experience with osteopathic leaders, education about billing for OMT, and board review that are available to residents following the osteopathic curriculum.
Advanced Medical Education
Residents interested in furthering their education in areas including, but not limited to, pediatrics/adolescent health, geriatrics, maternal care, sports medicine, faculty development, public health and hospital administration are mentored by multiple fellowship-trained, dual-board-certified or advanced-certified faculty.
The Application Process
We encourage your interest in our programs and are happy to answer any questions you may have in person or on the phone. We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the American Association of Medical Colleges. All applications will be accepted electronically through this service. You should submit your application and the Dean's Office will submit supporting documents using software at your school.
Our osteopathic description and number are LECOM/Allegheny-West Penn Medical Education Consortium and #198149, respectively. When applying using the ERAS, please include your board scores.