Family Medicine Residency
Family Medicine Residency Program at UH Regional Hospitals Department of Medical Education
Louis D. Leone, DO, FAOASM
Larry J. Witmer, DO
Associate Program Director
The AOA-accredited Family Medicine Residency Program offered by UH Regional Hospitals Department of Medical Education has trained osteopathic physicians for over 30 years. It is one of the longest-running learning programs of its kind in northeast Ohio. The three-year residency features core rotations at multiple sites and an optimum balance of academic training and hands-on experiences.
In 2009, as a result of University Hospitals’ primary care initiative, the program added multiple rotations within the system to provide experiences like inpatient and ambulatory pediatrics, behavioral medicine, community medicine and geriatrics. A unique feature of this program is training in our UH critical access hospitals. One block each year is devoted to a “rural selective” in which interns are exposed to patients and medical/surgical health care environments in rural areas of northeast Ohio.
The family medicine program is open to 15 residents in a 5-5-5 structure. It features a vital research component and incorporates many scholarly activities including OMM research projects, grand rounds and case presentations.
Our innovative curriculum provides residents opportunities for individualized areas of concentration utilizing all UH system training sites. There is a strong integration of NMM/OMM/OMT in all training years and an ambulatory focus in years two and three. The program also offers a unique “junior partner” practice model at an assigned core continuity Family Medicine Practice clinic site.