The MedStar Health—Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center Residency Program in Family Medicine

Our family medicine residency program provides outstanding family medicine training in the nation's capital.

The robust resources of the MedStar Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium, combined with the academic advantages of Georgetown University, creates family medicine leaders trained to provide full-spectrum, patient-centered healthcare that meets the needs of underserved local, national, and global populations.

We have 21 residents in our program, accepting seven each year with diverse interests embodying our motto, “A Commitment to Caring for the Underserved.”

About the program

Since our program’s beginning in 1978, we have been educating outstanding family physicians who have assumed leadership roles as practitioners, teachers, and members of the academic community.

Our curriculum offers high-quality, full-spectrum training with sufficient flexibility for exploring specific areas of interest. We offer a global health track and a concentrated health policy experience. Many elective opportunities are available at our training locations throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

We are very proud of our program and are strongly committed to our residents and community. We are an ACGME-accredited, community-based, university-administered residency program.

Our residents care for a diverse, well-established patient population and have valuable experiences at several inpatient and outpatient community sites.

Why train here

Our mission

The most important objective of the MedStar Health/Georgetown – Washington Hospital Center Family Medicine Residency Program is to be innovative in our training methods and provide our graduates with the experience and skills necessary to provide patients with the highest standard of medical care.

Our mission is 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

Forward-thinking

Our curriculum will constantly evolve, driven by resident input, to meet the changing needs of learners in a shifting healthcare landscape.

Supportive

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.

Scholarly

We will teach an evidence-based, full-spectrum family medicine curriculum, including exposure to diverse family medicine careers.

Selective

We will identify and recruit students who demonstrate tremendous intellect, creativity, dedication, and diverse interests.

Diverse

We will attract residents of different backgrounds from across the country with multiple specialized tracks tailored to their individualized career goals.

Collaborative

We will partner with others for the common goal of producing high-quality, compassionate family physicians by embracing the uniqueness of each partner.

Community-oriented

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.

Patient-centered

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 health care, and the health of our entire community.

Faculty and preceptors

Our core faculty members engage in full-spectrum family medicine, including:

  • Obstetrics
  • Inpatient and outpatient care
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Having executive and administrative leadership roles in local professional organizations

Our preceptors complement core faculty by representing many facets of family medicine, including:

  • Community medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Health communications
  • Public health
  • Health policy
  • Preventive medicine

Maintaining these skills and surrounding residents with faculty with a wide breadth of experience lends itself to developing well-rounded, emerging leaders in family medicine.

A diverse, underserved patient population and care coordination services adapted to patients’ needs prepare our residents to work in any setting.

Curriculum

  • PGY-1

    One to eight half-days per week in the Family Medicine Center

    • Cardiology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Family Medicine Outpatient
    • ICU
    • Inpatient Medicine Wards
    • Newborn Nursery/Intro to Health Systems
    • Obstetrics
    • Pediatric Wards
    • Surgery
  • PGY-2

    Three to four half-days per week in the Family Medicine Center

    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Dermatology
    • Elective
    • Elective/Health Systems Management 
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Inpatient Medicine Wards
    • Obstetrics
    • Ophthalmology/ENT
    • Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Renal/Genitourinary
  • PGY-3

    Four to eight half-days per week in the Family Medicine Center

    • Community Medicine
    • Elective
    • Geriatrics
    • Gynecology
    • Health Systems Management/Elective
    • Inpatient Medicine Wards
    • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    • Orthopedics

Rotations

Our block rotation curriculum is complemented by longitudinal curricula in:

  • Community medicine
  • Evidence-based medicine/medical informatics
  • Health policy
  • Health systems management
  • Patient communication
  • Procedures
  • Residents as teachers

All rotations are completed in four week blocks

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Training locations

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown is a world-renowned, not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital located in Northwest Washington, D.C.

3800 Reservoir Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20007

MedStar Medical Group Family Medicine at Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Center

Since 1978, our residents and faculty have provided continuous care for their panels of patients at the Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Center, located a few minutes outside Washington, D.C. in an urban, underserved setting. The Family Medicine Center is a 20,000-visit-per-year medical center. 

4151 Bladensburg Road 
Colmar Manor, MD 20722

MedStar Washington Hospital Center 

How to apply

Interested in applying?

Contact us

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about what our program offers you. Please contact:

April Wallace, MPA,
Residency Administrator

301-699-7707

april.b.wallace@medstar.net