Family Medicine Residency Program at Bryn Mawr Hospital

About Family Medicine at Bryn Mawr Hospital

The Family Medicine Residency Program at Bryn Mawr Hospital is fully accredited in the training of family medicine physicians by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program was established in 1975 and has over four decades of experience training doctors for the practice of family medicine. When our graduates complete training, they have developed a sophisticated level of knowledge, skills and clinical experience, as well as a personal concern for the patient.

Our vision

The goal of the Bryn Mawr Family Medicine Residency Program is to educate physicians to become specialists in family medicine. Physicians who assume the responsibility for providing comprehensive, compassionate quality health care for the patient and family.

The Residency Program provides educational experiences and resources so that family physicians can learn to be competent, board-certified, compassionate family doctors.

The family physician, now and in the future, holds a key position in any health care system. By being part of an integrated health care system, our family medicine residents are able to provide comprehensive care to patients, regardless of their age, disease or socioeconomic status. Our residency program thrives on the strengths of the Main Line Health system—shared medical staff, consolidation of resources and a growing practice network.

This rich environment of Main Line Health helps us reach our ultimate goal: to provide competent family physicians to our community. We educate our residents to become proficient at a level of medicine that is state-of-the-art, so that they can practice their specialty "straight from the heart."

Black-Langenau, Christine A.

A message from the director

Welcome to the Bryn Mawr Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. Our dedicated faculty are passionate about educating residents and helping guide them to prepare for the career within family medicine they desire. Every resident has a faculty mentor to support them during the 3 years of residency. Wellness and connection are core parts of our training program and contribute to our resident's successful development.

Our core resident experiences take place within Main Line Health facilities. Building relationships and providing care for an outpatient panel is an important key learning experience for family medicine residents. Our residents get that experience at our outpatient offices — Bryn Mawr Family Practice and/or City Line Family Medicine. Our sites give residents experiences of caring for a diverse patient panel with a multidisciplinary team, integrated psychology, social work, nutrition, and training in LGBTQ care. Residents have variety of electives to ensure their residency meets their individual goals for training.

Our program offers residents an opportunity to develop a strong foundation in family medicine to prepare for their individual goal of a career in primary care. Residents are well prepared for the boards, and the pass rate of the residents in our program for the last 5 years is 100%. Recent graduates of the program have gone on to fellowships in sports medicine, palliative care, women's health, and addiction medicine. Graduates have taken jobs as hospitalists, urgent care, outpatient offices, and are working as innovators in healthcare delivery systems. The skills and experiences our residents gain in the program allow them to be well prepared for a variety of next steps in their career.

I am looking forward to meeting applicants with a passion for family medicine.

Sincerely,

Christine Black-Langenau, DO
Director, Bryn Mawr Hospital Residency Program

Curriculum

First postgraduate year (PGY I)

One session Family Practice Center (FPC) longitudinal half day per week on rotations, longitudinal behavioral science.

General Surgery, inpatient One block
Obstetrics Two blocks
Orientation One block
Pediatrics, inpatient One block
ICU One block
Adult Medicine Three blocks
Family Practice Center One block
Emergency Medicine One block
Uro/Radiology One block
Elective One block

Documentation of care of 15 critical care patients needed.

Family Practice Center rotation includes orientation to the outpatient office and practice management skills for coding, referrals and systems processes.

Second postgraduate year (PGY II)

PGY II rotations in PGY II and PGY III may be obtained over the two-year period.

Ophthalmology/ENT One block
Gynecology One block
Obstetrics One block
Elective Two blocks
Community Medicine One block
Family Practice Chief/Adult Medicine Four blocks
Pediatrics, outpatient One block
Orthopaedics One block
Pediatric Emergency Medicine One block

Third postgraduate year (PGY III)

PGY II rotations in PGY II and PGY III may be obtained over the two-year period.

Surgery, outpatient One block
Emergency Medicine One block
Family Medicine/Medicine Four blocks
Pediatrics, outpatient One block
GI One block
Dermatology One block
Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine One block
Geriatrics One block
Elective Two blocks

Other curriculum elements

  • Intern Group
  • Narrative Medicin
  • Integrative Psychology 
  • Longitudinal obstetrics experience
  • QI opportunities, grand rounds and morning reports
  • On-call responsibilities
  • Wellness Committee
  • Practice management lectures, workshops and practical exercises
  • Participation in FPC/residency program teams
  • Resident Thursday Lecture Series

Application information

Applications to the Family Medicine Residency Program are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

NRMP

Our residency program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Criteria for application

Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible to apply for the Family Medicine Residency Program:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the LCME, USMLE transcript
  • Graduates of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the AOA, COMPLEX transcript
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who meet the following qualifications:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the ECFMG
    • Six months U.S. clinical experience (does not include observerships, externships or research)

Scheduling your interview

Invitations to interview are extended by email after review of application materials.

Contact us

For more information, contact Christina Bouikidis, Program Coordinator, at 484.337.2885 or [email protected].

Faculty and residents

Learn more about the Family Medicine Residency Program faculty and residents.

Facilities

The Family Medicine Residency Program has two Main Line HealthCare outpatient offices:

Rotations are at both Bryn Mawr Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center.

About our outpatient practices

A large portion of each resident's tenure in the Family Medicine Residency Program is spent at our outpatient practices, where residents get hands-on experience treating patients ranging from infants to seniors under the guidance and direction of board-certified faculty members.

Bryn Mawr Family Practice

Main Line HealthCare's Bryn Mawr Family Practice is a full-service medical practice for all ages. They are located in Suite 200 at 135 South Bryn Mawr Avenue on the campus of Bryn Mawr Hospital.

The practice's full-range of health care programs includes:

  • Prenatal care and obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, adolescent and adult medicine, and geriatrics
  • Endometrial biopsies, colposcopy, IUD insertion and Nexplanon insertion
  • Clinical laboratory services for blood work, urinalysis and pregnancy testing
  • Office surgery for mole removal and skin biopsies
  • Services for people with special needs, such as the homebound
  • Multidisciplinary team including social work and psychology
  • Musculoskeletal Clinic

City Line Family Medicine

Main Line HealthCare City Line Family Medicine is a full-service medical practice for patients age 14 and older. They are located in Suite 100 at 301 East City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd.

The practice's full-range of health care programs includes:

  • Clinic days — 2 half days a week (separate pediatrics sessions at private practice)
  • Precepting — 1:1 faculty to resident resulting in immediate feedback
  • On-site multi-specialty care including cardiology, rheumatology, gynecology
  • Patients from both West Philadelphia and the Main Line
  • High Quality Incentive Scores — Top 5% in the past decade
  • Integrated psychology
  • Multidisciplinary network support team — social work, nutrition, case management

Resources

Educational resources

The following links offer helpful resources for medical students and residents.

Organizations

Journals

Clinical medicine

Patient education materials

The Family Medicine Residency Program at Bryn Mawr Hospital assumes no responsibility for the content, nor endorses of any above linked websites.

Honors and awards

Main Line Health is committed to the highest standards of patient care, education and research. Our commitment has been recognized by our peers and by others throughout the Delaware Valley and across the nation.

View our honors and awards

Learn more about Diversity, Respect, Equity & Inclusion

Contact us

For further information about the Family Medicine Residency Program at Bryn Mawr Hospital, please contact our program coordinator, Christina Bouikidis at 484.337.2885 or [email protected].