Family Medicine Residency Program

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Our commitment to education brings together physicians and scientists to teach students to become compassionate healers and novel visionaries.

The Family Medicine residency program has 27 residents learning and exploring family medicine with faculty. The program is known for the academic rigor it brings to curricular emphasis on community medicine, women's health, and elective research experiences. Residents rotate through Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), various Penn Medicine practices, and community sites.

Message from the Residency Program Director

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in our Family Medicine Residency Program. Penn is an incredible place for Family Medicine training. Our program really has it all! We provide a robust clinical foundation in a welcoming and supportive learning environment that prepares our residents to grow into healthcare leaders.

At Penn, we believe that training in family medicine must be well-rounded and practical. Our residents establish their primary care patient panel from the first week of residency. We train residents in full spectrum family medicine including outpatient procedures, hospital medicine, substance use disorder treatment, gender affirming care, sports medicine, and obstetrics. We value continuity relationships as a way to decrease barriers to access, optimize transitions in care, and provide meaningful relationships for both patients and doctors. Our relationships with our patients extend beyond the clinic to the hospital, where we care for them on our inpatient adult and OB/newborn services.

In addition to clinical education, we value service and advocacy for our patients and community. Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods, each with a rich heritage and its own unique set of resources and challenges. Our social justice curriculum provides a foundation for residents to understand the social and historical context of West Philadelphia’s health landscape. Our community-based training is a top priority, drawing on resources from the greater University of Pennsylvania and the surrounding community to create collaborative partnerships that meet our patients’ needs.

Our program embraces a growth mindset; we are constantly looking for ways to better meet the needs of our patients and our residents. We foster an environment where residents are empowered to build a more just healthcare system using the tools of research, quality improvement and advocacy taught in our program.

Given the breadth of our training, graduates of our program commonly go on to serve as primary care physicians, family medicine obstetricians, hospitalists, medical educators and leaders in healthcare, like the faculty that trained them.

If you identify with this mission, we hope you will apply to our program. We look forward to answering your questions and meeting with you in the near future.

Sincerely,

Margaret Baylson, MD, MPH - Margaret.Baylson@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health

Judy Chertok, MD
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health

Peter Cronholm, MD, MSCE, CAQHPM
Associate Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health

Ayiti-Carmel Maharaj-Best, MD
Associate Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health

 

Click here to find out more information on program highlights and how to apply. You may also read about the Department's Commitment to Inclusion, Equity and Antiracism.

Residency Community Initiatives

The residency training program stresses community service and community engagement throughout the Philadelphia area. To be effective community-based providers, residents choosing to pursue careers in clinical medicine, basic science or academic/research-based careers need to be able to expand their perspective, be introduced community-based interventions, and translate their clinical and research knowledge to the bedside or community practices

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Family Medicine Residency Program Curriculum

Our residency training program curriculum provides a solid clinical foundation for future physicians specializing in Family Medicine and Community Health.

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