LancasterGeneralHealth Family Medicine Residency Program

Our Program

Our Program - About the Lancaster General Philosophy

Become the physician you envision

Our curriculum is designed to encourage residents to become the family physician they envision. Flexibility, extraordinary resources and exemplary teaching allow residents in our program to maximize their potential, develop their skills and discover their interests. We see ourselves as training the family physicians of the future to practice in diverse settings and to care for diverse populations, with an emphasis on mastering the scientific knowledge and conquering the evidence. Our residents practice with compassionate expertise. With 50 years of experience, the support of a knowledgeable and varied medical staff and diverse patient populations allow us to help our graduates achieve their goals.

Donna Cohen, MD
Deputy Director

The"medical home"is a fashionable term in today’s medical landscape. We at the Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program also think there should be a great "home" for resident medical education. Our residency has two exceptional practices in which residents gain clinical experience – Family Medicine Downtown and the Walter L. Aument Family Health Center. Family Medicine Downtown is an urban practice with a richly diverse patient population. Although the practice moved to its new location in 2009, it has been the cornerstone of care to the underserved for our residency program since its inception. We concentrate on delivering an extraordinary experience for our patients, residents, students and staff. We first became recognized as Level III NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home in 2012. Patients enjoy expanded appointment options, the benefits of an electronic medical records, full circle chronic disease management and options for group care in pregnancy. Supervision is provided by two preceptors causing increased availability and flexibility for improved resident teaching. Family Medicine Downtown operates as three micro-practices comprised of faculty, residents, mid-level providers, nurses and support staff. We encourage each team to be innovators in care delivery. We continually seek quality improvement as residents undertake performance improvement projects. These projects cultivate comprehensive, responsive and cutting-edge patient care. Various specialty clinics also find their home at Family Medicine Downtown to provide instruction to those in training and care for patients alike. Only 14 miles south of Lancaster resides our other superior resident training facility. The Walter L. Aument Family Health Center provides emergent and continuity care to a rural population. Similar benefits as mentioned above also dwell here with electronic medical record and myriad of faculty and community preceptors. Orthopedic, ENT and cardiovascular procedures are taught to providers and available for patients. Recognition as an NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home was acquired in 2014. Both practices provide feedback to residents on their individual and group performance, billing practices and progression in education. All this is provided in a caring and nurturing environment dedicated to patient care and resident success. We look to welcome you to our family at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health where you’ll learn "there’s no place like home."


Mission Statement
We prepare competent family physicians to deliver the full spectrum of family medicine in all settings.

The Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
• Dedicates itself to excellence in lifelong learning, service and teamwork. We strive to create an educational environment conducive to creativity, innovation and personal growth.
• Provides patients with a medical home when they receive comprehensive and respectful care is an ongoing relationship with a personal physician, regardless of ability to pay.
• Is a valuable community resource for health promotion, education and service.
• Is recognized in the discipline of family medicine as a program of clinical and academic excellence.
• Is an essential component in helping Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health meet both its charitable mission and its educational vision.


For questions or more information about the Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Residency Program, please contact our office.