Welcome to the PCOM / WellSpan Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency Program. The clinical specialty of family practice is patient centered, evidence based, family focused, and problem oriented. The scope of practice is not defined by diagnoses or procedures but by human need. At WellSpan, family physicians do not treat diseases, but take care of people. We emphasize health promotion and disease prevention. We focus on the person’s needs and refine resident abilities to observe, communicate, understand and care.
As family physicians, we have chosen a profession of service. We have willingly chosen a life of commitment and dedication to the health and well-being of our patients and to our community. A career in family medicine is diverse, academically stimulating, and offers countless rewards. However, it is not for the selfish or the lazy. Our daily work, be it mundane or exotic, carries a fundamental importance in the lives of our patients. Furthermore, given the significance of this responsibility, the strength of a physician’s training becomes critical.
|At WellSpan, we understand the significance of our obligation as educators. It is our mission to graduate confident and competent osteopathic family physicians who achieve the goal of providing high quality, evidence-based, and compassionate care to patients and their families. It is our commitment and it is our challenge.
Our program, is supported by experienced clinical educators, whom are stakeholders in patient-centered care, and leaders by example. Our residents enter as novices but leave as masters. Residents have the opportunity to take independent ownership of their patients’ care while simultaneously receiving support, supervision, guidance, and instruction. From the critical care unit to the newborn nursery, from the obstetrical ward to the office exam room, from the bedside to the sideline, our residents are equipped with the knowledge and experience required for success. At WellSpan, excellence is not a choice, it is a requirement.
A primary goal at WellSpan is to provide clinical training that is both vigorous and rigorous but at the same time to create an educational environment that is nurturing and friendly. We seek an atmosphere that encourages clinical questions. We learn as a team as we seek the answers to these questions utilizing a mutual exchange of information and the best scientific evidence
Family medicine residency represents an opportunity for unprecedented personal and professional growth. We are all lifelong learners. Residents who make the wise choice to join our team are expected to bring their spirit, their energy, their dedication, their academic curiosity, and their sense of humor. After all, life in family medicine isn’t just rewarding and important, it is also great fun!
Randy G. Litman, D.O., FACOFP, FAAO
Director of Medical Education &
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program