|Welcome to the PCOM / Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency Program.
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.
Good Samaritan, we understand the significance of our obligation as
educators. It is our mission to graduate confident and competent 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.
|At our program,
supported by experienced educators and wise clinicians, 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
Good Samaritan, excellence is not a choice, it is a requirement.
primary goal at Good Samaritan 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. I have often said that I easily learn as much
knowledge from our residents as they learn from me as a medical
educator. I just happen to be a few more years down the educational road
and I enjoy sharing what I have learned on my journey.
medicine residency represents an opportunity for unprecedented personal
and professional growth. Novices become masters. Students become
teachers. 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!
John Sheffield, M.D.