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We are dedicated to service, learning, teamwork and personal growth, while providing competent, comprehensive and respectful care in the context of an on-going relationship with the patient.

Two female PMLGH Residents

The first-year curriculum provides comprehensive in-hospital training in a supportive team environment.

Inpatient teams include upper-year residents and supervision by attending physicians. There is a night float system in place for coverage on our inpatient services, and an introduction to ambulatory care and one-half day per week continuity experience in the Downtown Family Medicine urban health center.

Our academic year is divided into 13, 4-week blocks. First year residents have protected time—no Friday overnights—each week.

First Year Required Rotations

  • 2 blocks Family Medicine Inpatient Service (FHS Ward)
  • 2 blocks Maternal Child Health/Obstetrics (each block includes 2 weeks of night float )
  • 2 blocks Inpatient Pediatrics
  • 2 blocks Emergency Medicine (each block includes 2 weeks of night float)
  • 1 block Outpatient Orthopedics
  • 1 block Internal Medicine Teaching Service
  • 1 block General Surgery
  • 1 block Behavioral Medicine
  • 1 block Community Medicine
PGY-1: Rotating in this order, 9 weeks total Night Float, no Friday overnights, 3 weeks vacation
Week Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8 Block 9 Block 10 Block 11 Block 12 Block 13
Week 1 FHS WardWard NFPeds Inpt.OBSurgeryFHS WardEDPeds Inpt.Internal Med (IMTS)OrthoOB NFCommunity Med
Week 2 Peds IMTS NF
Week 3 PsychEDOB NFPeds/IMTS NF OB
Week 4
Longitudinal Clinic at Downtown Family Medicine (DFM)

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Community Medicine Rotation

First-year residents spend an entire block rotation exploring the concept and practice of community medicine and solidifying their interests in a particular area of the discipline. During this block you have the chance to develop, expand and implement your own ideas about community medicine, service, and population health as you:

  • Care for new immigrants to Lancaster County
  • Interact with disability providers
  • Visit the city health department
  • Engage in a comprehensive home visit assessment

Street Medicine

Our residency program collaborates with Lancaster General Health Community Health, Lancaster City officials, and other health and community organizations to offer a resident-developed, homeless medicine program. Every two weeks, residents, community nurses, and community health workers visit participants at Lancaster City parks to:

  • Provide medical care to people experiencing homelessness
  • Address self-perceived needs
  • Focus on social determinants of health
  • Foster trusting, therapeutic relationships

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A Message From Our Residents

Learn about the many reasons residents choose the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency their own words.