Where We Work
About Our Residency Program
The MedStar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program was originally established in Washington, D.C. in 1977 through a collaborative agreement between Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM) and Providence Hospital. 41 years later, the program successfully transitioned to the MedStar Health GME Consortium in November 2018. ACGME accredited since 1977, our first residents joined us in 1978. We have twenty-one residents in our program, accepting 7 each year with diverse interests embodying our motto, “A Commitment to Caring for the Underserved.”
As a University-Administered residency program, each faculty member has a full academic appointment in the Department of Family Medicine at GUSOM. Capitalizing on the best clinical experiences for residents at each site, the required residency rotation locations include MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Virginia Hospital Center, Children’s National Medical Center, the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Residents teach formal courses for first and second year medical students at GUSOM, and mentor third and fourth year medical students on family medicine outpatient rotations. Residents also teach a required joint simulation workshop to third year clerkship medical students.
To innovatively train and empower full spectrum, Family Medicine physicians to serve as patient- centered, community healers, activators and educators who meet the evolving healthcare needs of local, national, and global underserved populations.
Our Vision and Values
Our curriculum will constantly evolve, driven by resident input, to meet the changing needs of learners in a shifting healthcare landscape.
We will guide and mentor our residents to develop them into active members of the local and global medical community, teachers of future physicians, and the embodiment of fully realized potential.
We will teach an evidence-based, full spectrum family medicine curriculum, including exposure to diverse FM careers.
We will identify and recruit students who demonstrate tremendous intellect, creativity, dedication, and diverse interests.
We will attract residents of different backgrounds from across the country with multiple specialized tracks tailored to their individualized career goals.
We will partner with others for the common goal of producing high quality, compassionate Family Physicians by embracing the uniqueness of each partner.
We will be passionately committed to the health of our local community—Port Towns, Prince George’s County and Northeast Washington, D.C. We will strive to partner with our community and community organizations to provide the very best medical care for the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic disease.
We will be a medical home for all. We will be driven exclusively by the needs of our patients and will tirelessly advocate on their behalf to improve their health, their access to healthcare and the health of our entire community.
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