a letter from Melly
Goodell, MD, Chair, Department of Family Medicine…
Welcome to the Department
of Family Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. I
am excited to introduce you to our group of
dedicated faculty, staff, and residents, and the many
initiatives currently in progress in our department. Step inside
Family Medicine at "The Square" and take a look. You'll be amazed
at what we are doing!
Family Medicine Residency Program
Our 8/8/8 residency is a recognized
leader in our region and we have repeatedly received the maximum
accreditation possible for the high quality of resident education
we provide. We are pleased to announce a four year combined
family medicine/preventive medicine residency in collaboration
with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in
which graduates will complete a Master of Public Health degree along with completing
the board eligibility requirements of both the American Board of
Family Medicine and the American College of Preventive Medicine.
Learn more about the
family medicine and preventive medicine residency training
collaboration between MedStar Franklin Square and Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public Health.
We train doctors to build healthier
communities. Our department includes a Healthcare for the Homeless clinic, run by our faculty, and through
which our residents and students rotate. We have active
partnerships with the Baltimore County Public Schools and the Y
of Central Maryland, among others. All residents also perform
community-based research and health improvement projects
throughout their training. We collaborate with the Community Education and Family Wellness at MedStar Franklin Square to identify
opportunities to improve the health of our communities and to
enhance the training of our residents.
Family Health Center
Our busy clinical center provides care for
over 30,000 patient visits per year. Using our Centricity EMR and
innovative practices, we have achieved Level III NCQA designation
as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. We have also partnered with
the School of Pharmacy at Notre Dame of Maryland University to
bring a pharmacist to our faculty to enhance resident education and
provide the highest quality of care to our patients.
about the Family Health Center.
Our 16 faculty members are the heart
of our department, and their varied special skills allow an
unusual breadth of training for our residents. Many of our
faculty have completed fellowships and have areas of emphasis in
healthcare policy, advocacy, sports
care and women's
health, procedures, geriatrics, HIV and Hepatitis C care,
homeless healthcare, behavioral
and dermatology. In addition, our
core faculty is augmented by five pediatricians and a pharmacist who have regular clinical and teaching roles.
Teaching is our passion! We host students from many area medical schools, including the
University of Maryland, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Georgetown University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine,
and others. We are also a training site for University of
Maryland graduate social work students, and Notre Dame of
Maryland University pharmacy students.
Visit our Medical Student Information page to learn more.
Scholarly Activity and Research
Our faculty are
actively involved in educational, clinical, and community-based
research, and regularly present their research and scholarly
activities at the state, regional and national level. Our
resident research projects have received multiple national
awards and have been presented at several national forums,
including North American Primary Care Research Group, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC), and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) conferences. In 2012, two
of our residents each received an AAFP Foundation Resident
research grant. Only five were given out across the entire
Our faculty and residents have
leadership positions in STFM, FMEC, the Maryland
Academy of Family Physicians, the American Board of Family
Medicine, and MedChi, the medical society of Maryland. Our
faculty and residents have also lobbied in Annapolis and
Washington, D.C., testifying for healthcare reform, primary care,
and residency education.
About MedStar Franklin Square
A member of the
Health system, MedStar Franklin Square celebrated the opening
of a new state-of-the-art Patient
Care Tower in November 2010. MedStar Franklin Square has been
recognized repeatedly for the high quality of our care, including
2011 Delmarva Foundation Medicare Quality Improvement Award,
redesignated in 2013 as a Magnet
Hospital for excellence in nursing services and nationally
ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #3 Best Regional
our Awards and Certifications page to learn more.
As you can see, the faculty, staff, and residents of the
Department of Family Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square are an
energetic team committed to high quality and innovative patient
care, education, research, leadership and advocacy, and improving
the health of our community. Please contact us to learn more
about our programs or to join our team!
Melly Goodell, MD
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
MedStar Franklin Square
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