The Georgetown/Providence Family Medicine Residency Program in
Washington, D.C. was established in 1977 through a collaborative
agreement between Georgetown University School of Medicine and
Providence Hospital. Our residency was first approved by the
Liaison Committee on Graduate Medical Education in October 1977,
and we accepted our first residents in January 1978.
We currently have twenty-one residents in our program with seven
residents in each of the three years of training. Our residents
come from all over the United States. A recent survey indicates
that our graduates are now located in urban, suburban and rural
settings throughout the United States, from Vermont to California
and from Michigan to Texas. Some of our graduates have also gone
on to complete fellowships or have accepted positions in academic
or administrative Family Medicine.
Providence Hospital is the major site for inpatient teaching in
the residency, and our residents' contracts are with Providence.
A 382-bed community hospital in northeast Washington, D.C.
Providence serves a diverse patient population that is ideal for
the practicing Family Physician. The hospital is operated by
Ascension Health System, the largest not-for-profit health care
system in the United States.
Founded in 1861, Providence is the
oldest continuously-operated hospital in the nation's capital.
The hospital is continually growing. Most recently the hospital
constructed a new medical library, a state of the art surgical
wing, and a beautiful "healing garden". An entire floor is
dedicated to women's health services. The seventh floor of the
hospital has a geriatrics teaching unit which is directed by 2
full-time geriatricians. In addition, Providence has its own
nursing home, psychiatric hospital, and drug/alcohol treatment
Providence provides a full range of medical services, including
complete nuclear medicine and MRI capabilities. Ancillary
services are constantly updated to keep pace with the newest
developments in medical science.
Providence Hospital also has an ACGME-accredited Internal
Medicine Residency Program which is affiliated with George
Washington University. Our residents work side by side with
residents from this program.
All of our faculty have full academic appointments in the
Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of
Medicine. Georgetown is one of the oldest medical schools in the
country and boasts a distinguished record of research, teaching,
and community service.
Our faculty participate in teaching Family Medicine to Georgetown
medical students as well as residents. We teach required courses
to all first year medical students (Introduction to Health Care
and Ambulatory Care). Additionally, we direct a required Family
Medicine clerkship for third year medical students and co-direct
a required Ambulatory Care Clerkship for fourth year students.
Interested residents are invited to participate in the teaching
of these courses to Georgetown medical students by serving as
small group discussion leaders or directors of brief electives.
Our residents benefit directly from the enormous educational
resources of the university. The residency has direct access to
the Georgetown Medical School library resources as well as e-mail
services and full Internet access. The residency uses an
electronic Blackboard site which allows residents 24 hour access
via the internet to the residency's curriculum, suggested reading
lists, evaluation forms and current announcements. Resident
rotations in pediatrics and psychiatry-as well as numerous
elective clinical experiences-are based at Georgetown University