Howard University Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
The Howard University Family Medicine Residency Training Program began in 1970 - one of the very first Family Medicine Residency Programs in the nation. This program was conceived based upon patient need, with the understanding that our patients required coordination of medical services from acute care through tertiary care. The Program began with 2 residents and has expanded to a program of 6-6-6 with a total of 18 residents.
We have also developed an undergraduate program, which is a required clerkship in the College of Medicine, and the program has been functioning since 1973. This is a significant portion of our contribution to the medical school. It provides the residents opportunities to teach, interact and mentor medical students while it also allows faculty to guide future family physicians.
Our program seeks to provide training for residents who desire to care for a diverse population of patients with a primary focus on the underserved community in the DC metropolitan area. The goal is to ensure training and competency to practice in all settings. Our graduates have gone into various types of practices including outpatient care, hospitalist medicine, and academic family medicine. We have also had graduates undertake fellowship training in Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Care, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Emergency medicine and Surgical Obstetrics. Our focus is to help residents achieve their career goals while ensuring that they are well prepared to become board certified family physicians.
Our residents participate in a wide variety of community programs as well as the local chapter of the AAFP.
We are privileged to have a faculty group with varying interests including health policy, primary care sports medicine, public health, and addiction medicine. This ensures that the residents get in-depth exposure to these areas of family medicine.
Washington DC the capital city of the nation, is a diverse multi-cultural metropolitan city and an excellent place to live. There is a wide variety of historical sites to visit and the district has undergone rapid development in the last few years. There is a large number of restaurants and a vibrant night life.
We look forward to having the opportunity to show all the excellent opportunities available here and also to show why this is one of the best places to be trained.