LancasterGeneralHealth Family Medicine Residency Program

Fellowships

Fellowships

The Lancaster General Health Family Practice Residency Program is proud to offer these fellowships opportunities:

Population Health

The Population Health Fellowship achieves the aims of developing a pipeline of primary care providers with new skills in leadership, as well as instituting physician training focusing on complex population health management. Time in the Fellowship is split between clinical work in Care Connections and work within our Accountable Care Organization, Lancaster General Health Community Care Collaborative. Interdisciplinary education – team development and modeling – is a critical part of the education. The Fellow achieves training in a masters of population health or a certificate program in population health from a partner institution such as University of Pennsylvania or the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences. The Fellow is also expected to teach in the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.

Goals and Objectives for the LG Health Population Health Fellowship:
• To train effective leaders in population health and Accountable Care.
• To foster and expand clinical, analytical and research skills.
• To enhance the ethical capacity needed for management of population health and complex care in health systems. • To increase physician exposure to, and challenge creative thinking on current issues in population health.
• To develop new physician leadership for LG Health through active participation in Care Connections activities, coursework and attending/ convening working groups.
• To develop a regional professional network for collaboration and exchange in new healthcare delivery systems and innovative approaches to population management.

Scope of Training:
• Performance measurement and improvement
• Care redesign
• Hospital operations and governance
• Pay for performance/global payments
• Physician contracting/human resources
• Project management
• Workforce development and team-based care.

The Population Health Fellowship is directed by Jeffrey R. Martin, MD, FAAFP, who serves as Chair of Family and Community Medicine.


Geriatrics

Thank you for your interest in the geriatric fellowship program at Lancaster General Hospital. We are excited that you have chosen to look more closely at what our program has to offer! The need for trained geriatricians is increasing rapidly as our population ages. The combination of a diverse and growing geriatric population in Lancaster County and the high quality healthcare services provided at Lancaster General Health/ Penn Medicine make Lancaster General Hospital an ideal place for you to develop excellent geriatric skills in a variety of settings.

The mission of our fellowship program is to prepare learners to provide excellent care to the elderly in a variety of settings. Our graduates serve in various roles in their communities, some as part of a broad spectrum primary care practice and some as a specialist, focused on care of the elderly. Graduates of our program are involved in education, advocacy, administration, leadership and clinical roles.

Each of our faculty is passionate about serving the elderly and that permeates into all facets of your training. We are excited to inspire and share that passion with you throughout your fellowship year. In addition to developing strong geriatric clinical skills, you will develop skills in teaching, application of evidence-based medicine to geriatric care, medical direction and administration, community education and leadership.

You will get to work with us in a variety of settings, including our inpatient consultative services, outpatient continuity clinic, outpatient consultative clinic, home care program, assisted living and skilled care communities, hospice and palliative care services, and community health services. You will have the opportunity to interact with and teach residents at our Family Medicine Residency Program, ranked 5th nationally by US World and News Report.

Lancaster County also offers a full spectrum of high quality specialty medical providers and services that are available to coordinate and assist in the care of our patients. Working alongside our fellows, our faculty members are uniquely positioned to provide high quality needed healthcare to the geriatric population and to teach, role model and provide leadership to the health care providers and community of Lancaster.

We are seeking family medicine or internal medicine trained residents and physicians who share our commitment to service, and our passion for caring for and improving the healthcare of the geriatric population. We look forward to sharing the personal and professional satisfaction that comes from caring for the elderly. Please review our website to learn more about our program, and reach out to us with any questions, for more information, or better yet to meet our team!
  
 
Sincerely,
 
R. Scott DeLong, MD
Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship