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Family Medicine Residency Program at UH Geauga Medical Center's Department of Medical Education

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The ACGME accredited Family Medicine Residency Program offered by University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center's 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.

Message from Dr. Louis Leone, Program Director


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our Family Medicine Residency program at UH Regionals Hospitals. We are part of the University Hospitals Community Consortium, which consists of UH Geauga Medical Center, UH St. John Medical Center and UH Parma Medical Center. As part of University Hospitals, we have the advantage of twelve hospitals including UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Our program provides training to residents in rural, suburban and urban settings, which allows for an excellent diverse education. We have a dedicated well-rounded faculty that is passionate about teaching but also realizing the importance of the well-being of each resident. Even though we are part of a large health system with many hospitals and residents, the Family Medicine program at UH Geauga maintains a family-friendly environment.

We are proud of the faculty and educational opportunities that our program provides. You are welcome to contact me with any additional questions at Louis.leone@uhhospitals.org or the program coordinator at Donna.ayres@uhhospitals.org.

Message from Dr. Witmer, Associate Program Director

“We strive to integrate a holistic, osteopathic approach to caring for patients. There is a sense of team building and comradery with our residents during their time at UH Geauga Medical Center. The quality of teaching, and ultimately learning, is done because of a commitment to excellence by our faculty and residents.

We incorporate both a hospital-based residency clinic as well as several suburban ambulatory centers that allow residents to be learners in diverse surroundings.

Your learning is going to be lifelong, especially in medicine. Not only do we expect to be an integral part of you becoming an excellent physician, but also to help you continue to grow as a person in a constantly changing medical environment and world.

It is our mission to teach, to heal, and to discover both as educators and learners.

We will always be here for you when you join us as a resident physician, and will never leave you 'out there' alone if you need us after you have graduated. You are family with us.”

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