Family Medicine Residency
Firelands Regional Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency is dedicated to developing physicians who are highly skilled and qualified to manage the many aspects of family medicine — including ambulatory care, preventive medicine, chronic disease management, inpatient medicine, office procedures and practice management. Our residents are highly respected throughout the hospital and enjoy tremendous opportunities for hands-on learning. Many of our graduates have successfully entered into fellowship training, and others have excelled in providing leadership in local, state and national organizations.
Our three-year curriculum fulfills the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), yet allows for flexibility to meet the educational needs of each resident. Though most inpatient rotations are at Firelands, residents also rotate through other local community hospitals, including Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital and ProMedica Memorial Hospital. Structured training in end-of-life care and nursing home medicine are included in the curriculum. Our conference center hosts high-quality didactic lectures, including bi-monthly Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) training sessions, monthly hospital wide medical grand rounds, journal clubs and weekly cancer conferences. Our monthly practice management series offers extensive training in the business aspects of medicine, including such topics as contract negotiation, medico-legal concerns, risk management, and billing and coding.
Ambulatory primary care training occurs at the well-equipped Family Health Services (FHS) clinic. Operating as a federally qualified health center (FQHC), FHS is committed to providing high-quality comprehensive primary and preventive health care services to patients without financial barriers. Residents see their own panel of patients in this modern facility — with PGY-1 residents working one half day per week, and PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents working three half days per week. A robust EMR is utilized which allows for clinical documentation on-site as well as remote access. Office procedures are emphasized, including osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), colposcopy, endometrial biopsy, joint injections, minor skin surgery, cryosurgery, and spirometry. Residents receive opportunities to teach and mentor medical students who rotate through the clinic on their family medicine rotation.
In addition, Firelands Regional Medical Center also co-sponsors a medical clinic on Kelleys Island, one of the picturesque Lake Erie islands. Residents travel to this bi-weekly clinic via ferry or airplane to offer primary care services to the island’s year-round residents.
Firelands is proud to utilize a diverse faculty that is committed to training our residents to be outstanding family physicians. Learn more about our diverse faculty.
The ACGME has approved 12 slots for Firelands Regional Medical Center's family medicine residency program.
- Health insurance plan including prescription drug, dental and vision coverage for house staff and family
- Life insurance
- Long-term disability insurance
- Liability insurance
- Sign-on bonus
- Educational stipend
- Exercise allowance
- Moving allowance
- AOA membership fee
- AAFP membership
- Ohio training certificate fee
- Two lab coats
- Meals while on duty
- Physician Services
After you complete your medical training, Firelands Regional Medical Center will help you get a successful start in your career by offering:
- Recruitment and placement assistance
- Marketing support services
- Physician referral services
Applicants seeking to apply to the program must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Graduation within the past 2 years from a medical school in the United States of America or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
- Graduation within the past 2 years from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States of America, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
- Graduation within the past 2 years from a medical school outside of the United States of America or Canada who:
- Holds a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment;
- Holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction in his or her current ACGME specialty/subspecialty program;
- has graduated from a medical school outside the United States and completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
- Firelands Regional Medical Center does not sponsor visas.