The Family Medicine Residency at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital has been a vital part of the Youngstown, Ohio area since 1977. Our program has graduated over 100 family physicians since it was founded, with over half of these graduates staying in the area, providing high quality medical care to the Mahoning-Trumbull-Columbiana county region. Graduates have embarked on many exciting practice avenues, including private practice (in small groups, large multi-specialty groups and hospital positions), academic appointments and fellowship training.Our program is fully accredited by the ACGME.
We currently offer four openings per academic year, with several opportunities for residents to develops their own areas of interest.
Our residency program includes work in the Family Health Center, a stand-alone facility across from the hospital with with over 9000 visits annually. It provides a variety of services to a diverse patient population: obstetrical care, well-child care, routine adult health maintenance, acute and chronic care and a procedure clinic. There are also opportunities to participate in occupational medicine issues such as acute injury care.
We encourage and support our residents to participate in research, allowing development of their own clinical questions and research conduct. Residents will also find opportunities to join ongoing projects developed by other faculty and residents, both at our hospital and our affiliated medical school, Northeast Ohio Medical University. Our department of Medical Education has an exceptional Research department that is very accessible and provides support with proposal development, institutional approval, statistics and analysis.
In addition to local presentations, our residents may present at state and regional conferences. At least one scholarly activity and one quality improvement project is required for successful completion of the residency.