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

Our residency has two exceptional practices where 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 over 50 years ago. 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, advanced practice clinician, nurses and support staff. Health coaches and clinical pharmacists, and counselors  are also part of our team.   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.

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. Residents learn and practice Point of Care Ultrasound, procedures in orthopedics, dermatology and gynecology.  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 family.

Mission and Vision Statement 

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital Family Medicine Residency

Leading in Healthcare Transformation

Lancaster General Hospital/Penn Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program educates and prepares outstanding family physicians to deliver and facilitate broad-spectrum, compassionate and socially responsible healthcare to our patients. 
---We celebrate the diversity of our community.
---We strive to have our residency reflect the diversity of our patients and community.
---We work to reduce health disparities and eliminate social injustices by examining our personal and systemic biases around religion, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity and other barriers to equity and equality.
---We strive to understand the health effects of systemic racism and pledge to advocate on behalf of those affected by inequity.
---We train physicians to show empathy, embrace healthcare innovation, demonstrate academic inquiry and actively integrate an understanding of the social determinants of health into patient care.
--- We prepare our graduates for the pursuit of the meaningful delivery of acute and chronic care, prevention of disease, and advocacy for health justice for all. 
---We are a program of clinical and academic excellence.
---We are an essential component in helping Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health meet its charitable mission and educational vision.



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