Program Director Letter

Thank you for your interest in the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency Program. Our three-year residency program is located in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio, close to the Case Western Reserve University campus in University Circle and near Cleveland's major cultural institutions. Our residency program is the affiliate of the Case Western Reserve University Department of Family Medicine.

Our mission is to train and educate family physician leaders with the tools to succeed across the spectrum of Family Medicine and with a special focus on caring for underserved patients and communities. Our training emphasizes excellence in the care of complex and medically vulnerable patients, development of critical thinking skills and medical decision making, acquisition of primary care centered procedural skills, and professional development in an environment that promotes life-long learning.

Our program offers the opportunity to care for a diverse patient population in a variety of circumstances, promoting both teamwork, leadership, and a commitment to both prevention and healing of illness and disease. Our faculty are dedicated to teaching our residents so that they leave confident in their ability to provide high-quality clinical care as they forge a satisfying and durable medical career.

During the three years of training, our residents meet milestones in their education and professional growth as their knowledge and wisdom evolve. Our residents participate in formal didactic programs, but more importantly, learn how to expand knowledge in a variety of clinical contexts using an array of resources.

Our program offers diverse experiences beyond the clinic that allows our residents to discover their interests, talents, and facilitate their career development within the complex and compelling field of Family Medicine and Community Health. When it comes to research our department is one of the most productive and varied Family Medicine research divisions nationally.

We look forward to meeting you as you follow your path to an exciting and satisfying career in Family Medicine. Meanwhile, we hope you will enjoy the introduction to our residents and residency program our website provides.

All the best on your journey to Family Medicine!

Tamer Said, MD

Tamer Said, MD

Residency Program Director