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Program Overview

Welcome to the website for the Family and Community Medicine Residency. On these pages, you will find information and resources to allow you to become familiar with the Department of Family and Community Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

The mission of the family medicine residency program is to train residents to become outstanding board-certified family physicians who are prepared for lifelong learning and teaching, community service and practice.

Class of 2019

This is accomplished by creating an environment that emphasizes:

  • Commitment to comprehensive patient care throughout the life cycle in the context of family and community
  • Academic excellence including attention to principles of education and rigorous critical thinking
  • Commitment to reaching out and providing care for underserved populations

Family & Community Medicine in the News

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) visited Youth Emergency Service

Associate Professor Lara Weinstein, MD, MPH was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal article that examines individuals that shifted their career path after a revelatory moment. 

Jefferson and Abington Hospitals Recognized as 'Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality,' by The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in their 2016 Healthcare Equality Index. Click here for the press release. 

Cheryl Bettigole, MD (Class of 1999), wrote an article in the December issue of HealthAffairs reflecting on the denial and delay of medical care her immigrant patients more than a decade ago, and the problems that many still face.

Danielle Snyderman, MD, was recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquire, for her work with elderly patients who have been sharing their love stories  to help implement a personalized care plan that better fits their needs and lifestyles.    

Doximity recently released their 2015 national residency rankings, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Family Residency program was ranked fifteenth in the nation.

United States Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) visited Youth Emergency Service on October 26, 2015, calling on the Federal Government to increase funding for transitional and permanent housing for homeless youths.

Krys Foster, MD, MPH, at the FMEC Conference.
Krys Foster, MD, MPH,
at the FMEC Conference.

Family Medicine & Community Medicine at the Family Medicine Education Consortium Conference

On Friday, October 30th, four residents and two faculty members traveled to Danvers Massachusetts for the annual Family Medicine Education Consortium Conference. Krys Foster, MD, MPH, presented a poster on "Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Based Intervention Improves Blood Lead Test Ordering at an Urban Family Medicine Practice."

Family Medicine residents and faculty, celebrating diversityFamily Medicine residents and faculty, celebrating diversity at the FMEC's
annual Halloween costume contest with their Rainbow Pride Flag group costume.
fileDr. McManus and DFCM Residents pose for a post holiday skit picture.
Christine A. Arenson, MD

Christine A. Arenson, MD
Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine

R. Patrick McManus, MD

R. Patrick
McManus, MD

Director, Residency Program

Krys Foster, MD, MPH
Fourth Year Chief
Clinical Instructor

Daniel Doggett
Program Coordinator

Department of
Family & Community Medicine

833 Chestnut Street
Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-2363
(215) 955-8600 fax

We participated in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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