Program Outline

Program Structure

  • Application due by the end of February
    Two residents selected annually  
  • Interviews held in March/April
  • Program begins mid-July
  • This is a 12-month residency. Residents are expected to remain for an additional 12 months as staff providers
  • Precepted clinical sessions by FHCW faculty (NP and MD) 7 sessions/week
  • Weekly specialty clinics
  • Observed patient care session with real-time interdisciplinary commentary
  • Weekly didactic/seminars/Workshops – held at Umass Medical Center
  • Daily chart rounds
  • 2-week community Health clerkship
  • Weekly Grand Round and noontime clinical lectures
  • Weekly Administrative Time
  • One Quality Improvement project
Sample of On Site Specialty Clinics

  • Sports Medicine
  • Prenatal Clinic
  • Newborn and Postpartum care
  • School-Based Health
  • Office Procedure Clinic
  • Complimentary and Alternative Health
  • Colposcopy
  • HIV and Hepatitis Care
Sample of Weekly Didactic/Workshop* Topics

  • Diabetes 101
  • Malpractice in Primary Care
  • Women’s Health issues in Primary Care
  • The Elderly Patient
  • Integrative Behavioral Health in Primary Care
*Weekly didactics and workshops will be held at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

Other Residency Notables

  • Residents are hired as a 40 hour per week employee
  • Full time benefits include: salary, sick, vacation and personal time, health insurance, FSA, 401 retirement plan
  • Loan repayment opportunity
  • Opportunity for professional and personal growth
  • Resident will be awarded a clinical portfolio upon successful completion of the residency
Evaluation Methods

  • Pre- and Post-Residency Self Evaluation
  • Quarterly Faculty Evaluation of each Resident
  • Monthly Meeting with Residency Advisor
Applicant Qualifications

  • Graduate of Accredited Masters or Doctorate level Program
  • Program begins in July
  • Certified by AANP or ANCC
  • DEA and MA DPH registration preferred

Click here to view the 2018-2019 application.