Family Medicine Residency Program
The Family Medicine Residency Program of CMH Regional Health System combines the resources of a major teaching facility with the appealing environment of a small-town hospital. The program, which is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, is committed to training superior residents who want to make a difference.
CMH Regional Health System is anchored by Wilmington-based Clinton Memorial Hospital, a 150-bed medical/surgical acute care hospital founded in 1951. The health system offers a full range of medical services, including emergency, cardiology, acute care, oncology, women’s and children’s services, rehabilitation services, surgical services, corporate health and home health. Long-term care facilities, community mental health services and public health services are also available within the Wilmington area.
With a service area of approximately 65,000, the community features a progressive acute care facility that strongly promotes access to primary care. In this community, maternity care is provided by both family physicians and obstetricians. Home care is often provided by primary care physicians. Specialty care is available in most fields of expertise. Long-term care facilities, community mental health services and public health services exist, but they are in need of expansion.
The population in Clinton County is growing—and the area’s family physicians are dedicated to meeting residents’ expanding medical needs. The CMH/UC Family Medicine Residency Program has been developed with the population expansion and the following principles in mind:
- Continual, comprehensive care is the priority of family medicine training. A small-town environment is the perfect setting for focusing on these qualities of care. Although this is a smaller town, residents have access to a modern family practice center, a progressive inpatient hospital with a critical care unit, local nursing home care, excellent community resources and a variety of occupational settings.
- Specialty care can be taught in a longitudinal fashion. In our program, learning objectives developed and monitored by family medicine faculty are supplemented by specialists in the context of medical consultation.
- As situations change in our community and the health care delivery system changes in general, we’ll adapt our program to prepare residents for the practice of medicine in the future. We’ll always seek feedback from our patients, our graduates and our community leaders to help support this change. And since we’re in a smaller setting, any change will be much easier to implement.