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The Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program has an extraordinary commitment to excellence. This characteristic permeates the culture of our program and institution.

Two female PMLGH Residents

Innovation Starts Here

At Lancaster General Health, we believe health care extends far beyond the office visit.

That is why our curriculum takes community medicine principles and expands them to a broader systems level to promote more effective health-care delivery. This will be key to your training as a family physician.

Our residents are given the opportunity to develop, expand and implement their own ideas about community medicine and service, as well as population health, throughout the three years of residency.


In addition to the block rotations, residents have ongoing training in the following areas:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Centering Pregnancy (group prenatal care
  • Dermatology
  • Didactics
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Narrative Medicine
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Point of Care Ultrasound

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FIND YOUR SPECIALTY Areas of Concentration

Residents have the option to focus on particular areas of interest.

An area of concentration (AOC) requires at least 200 hours of dedicated training to further develop skills.

We offer the following AOCs:

  • Academic Medicine
  • Addictions Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Genomics
  • Geriatrics
  • Global Health
  • HIV Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Medical Leadership/ Practice Management
  • Medical Spanish
  • Obstetrics
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Population Health
  • Research
  • Rural Health
  • Sports Medicine
  • Urban Underserved
  • Women’s Healthcare

Innovative Training Opportunities Community Medicine & Population Health

Community medicine has always been a fundamental educational experience for residents at Lancaster General Health. The concept that health care extends far beyond the office visit remains a core tenet of our educational mission. Now population health is taking community medicine principles and expanding them to a broader systems level to promote more effective health-care delivery. Both play a key role in residents’ training as a family physician.

Learn about our Community Medicine Rotation

Care Connections

Care Connections is our health-care delivery model for persons with complex health and social needs. It is an innovative, intensive, holistic and multidisciplinary primary care medical home, and one way Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is transforming health care. The program began as a pilot within the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, and grew from 40 to more than 700 patients. All residents have a chance to rotate through Care Connections during their Community Medicine Rotation and can do a month elective at Care Connections.

Learn more about Care Connections