In 2012, the Lankenau Medical Center created an initiative and made a commitment to satisfy the growing need for primary care physicians in the community. This effort involved the creation of a family medicine residency program with faculty having over 40 years of residency training experience. The Lankenau Medical Center has been providing medical care, nationally recognized for its quality, to the surrounding community for the past 150 years.
The Family Medicine Residency Program at Lankenau Medical Center is an ACGME Accredited Program. Those selected to train in the Lankenau Medical Center's family medicine residency will experience a program focused on resident education, sense of community and physician-patient communication. Dedicated faculty—many recognized for their teaching ability—are committed to providing the best possible resident experience. Our mission is to graduate residents equipped with a comprehensive knowledge base and skill set permitting the resident to smoothly transition into medical practice.
Knowledge is key for success and our program is structured to educate residents in several different arenas. Education extends beyond the provision of didactic medical knowledge. At Lankenau, you will have ample exposure to excellent lecture programs including morning report, the Harmonious Consultation Conference, Grand Rounds, Schwartz Rounds, and many department lectures. We are cognizant of the resident's need to achieve board certification and the anxiety that residents experience during this time. Because achieving board certification is critical to your success we have implemented a comprehensive Family Medicine Board Review program that gives our residents the best opportunity to pass their boards on the first attempt. Currently, we can proudly state that our program has achieved a 100 percent first attempt board pass rate. Rounding out the resident's education, our practice and business management lectures that complement our comprehensive departmental lecture series.
Residents enjoy training within state-of-the-art facilities that greatly enhance the residency experience. Family medicine residents train with experts in their fields utilizing the most advanced equipment available. The Heart Pavilion, Comprehensive Breast Center, and cardiac ICU, as well as the renovated emergency department are just a few of the advantages of training at the Lankenau Medical Center. In an effort to address the health care disparities so prevalent in our surrounding community, the Lankenau FM program has aligned with Spectrum Health Services (FHQC), Together for West Philadelphia (non-profit organization), the PCOM Medical Student Advocacy Program and Deaver Farm.
With us, at the conclusion of your residency you will have:
- Gained all of the necessary tools and insight to competently practice medicine
- Transformed yourself into an accomplished self-learner
- Established yourself as an integral part of the community
- Become part of the Lankenau Medical Center family
- And lastly, have assembled numerous lifelong friends
We can proudly state that graduates from our program have been recruited by numerous interested employers. Happily, our residents have successfully negotiated agreements with employers of their choice in clinical practice settings most suited to their individual clinical interests and in their preferred locations. Thank you for your interest in our program and we look forward to working side-by-side to assist you with achieving your individual career goals.
For more information, contact Kim-Lieu Pham, program coordinator, at 484.337.1782 or [email protected].