Program Overview

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 develop their own areas of interest.

Our residency program includes work in the Family Health Center, a stand-alone facility across from the hospital 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.

The emphasis on education is apparent from the start. Our interns are given a thorough initiation to health care with a month-long introduction to clinical medicine. They are given lectures on functioning in the hospital and the family health center, clinical competencies, mock in-training exams, and opportunities for professional development. As a resident progresses through the curriculum, they are challenged to evolve their understanding of disease and, more importantly, how to apply that knowledge to improving the health care of a diverse patient population. 

Educational opportunities are present throughout the residency. Formal didactics are presented weekly, covering the full scope of Family Medicine. Each patient encounter in the hospital or in our Family Health Center is treated as a teachable moment. The faculty possesses a breadth of knowledge, experience, and skills, while sharing a passion for teaching. There are multiple opportunities for residents to act as teachers and mentors to medical students. Residents can obtain a Clinical Faculty rank through Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).

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.

Residents enjoy ample time to pursue interests outside medicine. The cost of living of the area is much lower than most of the country. Multiple opportunities exist within town to explore culture and nightlife. Large airports and “big city” life are easily accessed within a one hour drive to Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Contact Us

Samantha Rivalsky
Program Coordinator
330-480-3631
1053 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44504