Family Medicine Curriculum

Established in 1976, the MetroHealth Family Medicine Residency is an ACGME-accredited training program, with sites at Ohio City Health Center and MetroHealth Broadway Health Center. Our program’s goals are to: 

  1. Create Family Medicine Providers who serve a diverse and underserved population, who remain at MetroHealth and in the Cleveland community; and to continue to provide high quality primary care to those in need in the future.
  2. Train residents who have strength in evidence -based/academic medicine, with a consistent breadth of knowledge, enabling them to achieve board certification at the first attempt.
  3. Train residents who excel at team-based care and leadership and demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of medicine.
  4. Enable both faculty and residents to find and maintain joy in Family Medicine, in daily professional responsibilities, and in their career paths overall. 

The department's faculty members represent leaders in geriatrics, obstetrics, medical quality improvement, and patient education. A multidisciplinary team approach to patient care is at the heart of our philosophy of residency training. The Family Medicine Department strives to create an atmosphere where learning takes place in a supportive and collegial environment.

After completing the residency program, our residents leave with the confidence that they have the clinical skills to manage a wide array of health concerns and disease, strong skills in the application of evidence-based medicine, and a deep understanding and appreciation of the family and community systems that shape their patients' lives.

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For more information or application questions, please see our Application Process page or email us.


Family Medicine Inpatient Service  20 weeks 
Inpatient Pediatrics
4 weeks 
Outpatient Pediatrics (Peds Rapid)
4 weeks
Obstetrics Days 2 weeks
Obstetrics Nights  4 weeks
Cardiology  2 weeks 
Community Medicine 4 weeks
Newborn Nursery 2 weeks
Emergency Adult Medicine 4 weeks
Orientation 4 weeks
FMC 2 weeks


Family Medicine Inpatient Service 8 weeks
Family Medicine Inpatient Night Float 4 weeks
Birth and Babies 4 weeks 
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) 4 weeks
Pediatrics EM (Akron ED)  4 weeks 
Surgery  4 weeks 
Musculoskeletal  4 weeks
Practice Management**  4 weeks 
Community Medicine  4 weeks 
Family Medicine Outpatient Clinic  8 weeks 
Elective 4 weeks


Family Medicine Inpatient Service 8 weeks
Family Medicine Inpatient Night Float
4 weeks
Birth and Babies 6 weeks
Sports Medicine 4 weeks
Outpatient Pediatrics 4 weeks
Dermatology 2 weeks
Rheumatology 2 weeks
Family Medicine Outpatient Clinic 8 weeks
Elective 12 weeks
Geriatrics  2 weeks

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