The most important objective of the Georgetown
University/Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
is to provide our graduates with the experience and skills
necessary to provide their patients the highest possible standard
of family medical care. This care is comprehensive, continuous,
and humanistic, and is provided within the context of the
patient's family and community.
In addition to increasing their biomedical knowledge, our
residents gain skills in interviewing, understanding family
dynamics, and mastering the social and psychological aspects of
medical care. Preventive medicine is stressed, as is knowledge of
the community, its health resources, and ethical issues
underlying patient care.
The program benefits from a diverse patient population which
spans the ages from newborn to the elderly and includes a variety
of socioeconomic backgrounds. The program has a strong and
longstanding commitment to medically underserved groups.
Participation of our practice in Medicare, Medicaid, and multiple
employer-sponsored HMOs and PPOs provides an environment which
prepares the resident for practice in virtually any Family