WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital has demonstrated commitment to excellence in family medicine residency education for more than 20 years. During 2014, we added the over 115 year history of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to the depth of our strength. The Program has a rich, robust history of providing a vigorous academic experience in a welcoming and nurturing community hospital environment. Training is deep and balanced across all clinical disciplines including osteopathic philosophy principles. The busy family practice center and WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital serve a large, socially and medically complex patient population including patients of all ages. The program offers a diverse teaching faculty committed to excellence in medical education.
WellSpan Good Samaritan Benefits include:
- Health, Life, Dental, Vision and Disability Insurance at competitive rates
- Professional Liability Insurance
- $1000 a month Living Allowance (Each resident will receive this added to their paycheck once monthly to help pay for rent, utilities, gas, food)
- 20 business days of paid leave per year
- $1,000 CME Funding each contract year
- AAFP and ACOFP Membership and Dues
- White Coats/Scrubs
- BLS, ACLS, PALS, ALSO and Neonatal Resuscitation Training
- Meals at conferences and meal cards during night call
- Resident/Faculty Retreats
- Employee discounts at local businesses
Community Based Family Medicine Program
At WellSpan, residents take ownership of their patients as the only
residents in our community. There is no competition for clinic patients or
inpatient internal medicine, surgical, pediatric, or obstetric cases. Residents
are allowed to "do it all" with independence in the context of
safety, supervision, and instruction. This combination of autonomy together
with a safety net creates an ideal environment to rapidly gain experience and
to hone clinical skills.
A Diverse, Supportive, Experienced Teaching Faculty
Our residency faculty physicians are true proof that “the whole
is greater than the sum of its parts.” Viewed as a collective unit, our team of
faculty physicians constitute years of teaching experience. While all members
are faculty family embrace a wide breadth of clinical practice, special
interests include primary care procedures, obstetrics, neonatal resuscitation,
immunizations, sports medicine, women's health, hospital medicine, geriatrics, osteopathic
manipulative medicine, and evidence based medicine.
The WellSpan Good Samaritan Family Medicine Program is a structured curriculum of 36 months duration. Throughout the residency, residents are assigned to their continuity clinic for two half-days per week as an OGME-1, and four half-days per week as an OGME-2 and OGME-3. Five hours per week are devoted to didactic education. The program follows the AOA Basic Standards for Residency Training in Osteopathic Family Practice and Manipulative Treatment. The resident experience will include:
- Medicine and subspecialties 32 weeks
- Obstetrics & gynecology 12 weeks
- Surgery and subspecialties 20 weeks
- Emergency medicine 8 weeks
- Electives 20 weeks
- Pediatrics 16 weeks
- Geriatrics 4 weeks
- Sports medicine 2 weeks
- Community medicine 2 weeks
- Radiology 2 weeks
Family Medicine Student Rotation
The osteopathic medical student on clinical rotation at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital will partner with the interdisciplinary team. Time will be spent with advanced practice health providers, as well as both out-patient and in-patient physician providers. The student participates as both a member of the hospital house staff and office team. Duties will include performance of admission histories and physicals, production of a progress SOAP note in each assigned patient chart, and performance of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment under the direction of the attending physician.
Housing, tablet and pager are provided. Applications for student rotations should be addressed to email@example.com.
Ambulatory Care Training with a Patient Centered Medical Home
Resident ambulatory care training is diverse and comprehensive.
Residents are taught to evaluate and manage a wide array of medical, pediatric,
women's health and surgical conditions. Training is accomplished at WellSpan Family Practice, a NCQA Level 3 Medical Home certified, semi-urban
clinic located in the center of Lebanon. Each resident is clearly identified as
the primary health care provider for their continuity patient panel. As
proficiency improves, residents are assigned an increasing daily patient load
across the 3 year training program. There is a strong emphasis on the
implementation of evidence–based preventive healthcare guidelines and practice
management. A fully functioning electronic medical record system is utilized.
The Essence of Community Medicine
The WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital Health-Care Model for At-Risk Children and
Their Families is a preventative program which seeks to provide at-risk children
with early identification, tracking, and intervention.
This “Family Support
Program” teaches resident physicians and other healthcare providers
comprehensive care and collaboration with community agencies to promote healthy
families and healthy communities. Developed in 1993 within the residency
program, over two thousand children have been identified and offered
interventions. The program also provides resident teaching for domestic violence screening and Ages
and Stages Developmental Assessments to community children.
Complex Patient Population
In the outpatient family health center, residents care for our medically
and socially complex patient base including a large low socioeconomic group
population. The office is unique in its patient population but supports a large
patient volume and serves newborn through geriatric age groups. The population
includes large pediatric and Spanish speaking components.
Academic Rigor with Attention to a Balanced Lifestyle
Both in the outpatient clinic and in the hospital, patient volumes are
robust but are maintained at a level to provide an optimal balance of education
to patient numbers.
Robust Administrative Support
Our program thrives with the support of WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
which successfully implements the “Commitment to Excellence” campaign, seeking
to provide the best quality healthcare for the members of its community. Our
program enjoys strong academic support from The Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine. Resident benefits are generous and include a $1000
Monthly Living Allowance in addition to a competitive stipend and employee