The Department of Family and Community Medicine is responsible for one of the busiest clinical services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, admitting patients from Jefferson Family Medicine Associates (the Department’s practice) as well as from several family physicians’ offices in the community. Inpatient census averages 18 patients per day, and there is currently no cap on the service. Patients are admitted to pediatrics, medicine and telemetry, and encompass an impressive range of diagnoses. The Family and Community Medicine hospital team is comprised of two upper year residents, two to three interns and a Family Medicine attending physician. Overnight call and night float systems for residents are in place to insure 24 hour/7 day a week in-hospital coverage of the service. Teaching rounds take place every day for approximately two hours and are supplemented by more informal afternoon lectures given by the senior residents. Jefferson OB/GYN interns and fourth year medical students also rotate on the Family Medicine service, as do students, residents and faculty from the Department of Pharmacy. A case manager, specifically assigned to the Family Medicine team, attends daily rounds and is an essential part of the in and post-hospital care of our patients. This past year, Jefferson Family Medicine Associates admitted more than 800 patients to its service and rendered over 300 consultations. This large number of consultations reflects the respect given to the clinical expertise of the department within the Jefferson community.
Here, Dr. Anna Filip (left) and Dr. Stephenie Fleegle (right) are enjoying dinner at Smokin’ Betty’s in Center City
Richard C. Wender, MD
Alumni Professor &
Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Louise E. Taylor
Family & Community Medicine
1015 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-0640 fax
We participate in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).