Family Medicine Residency
River Valley Health Partner’s Family Medicine Residency is a non-profit
program that offers a 3 year residency that operates in compliance with
the standards of the American Osteopathic Association and the American
College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. The program is staffed by family
doctors that truly enjoy teaching.
Our objective is to make you the best doctor possible upon completing your
residency. You will gain experience through direct interaction with patients,
daily lectures and combined internal medicine and family medicine presentations.
Your patient experience will include giving sports physicals to local
school athletes, visiting and caring for patients at assisted living facilities
and Osteopathic manipulation to improve patient health.This is a technique
osteopathic physicians used to examine and treat patients to improve blood
flow, lymphatic flow, reduce pain and facilitate the healing process.
You will be receiving training in a family medicine clinic that is modeled
for the 21st Century. The residents will be working in a patient centered
medical home that uses electronic medical records and tablets to update
patient records and order prescriptions. The residents will have office
space where they can perform research.
The Sum is Greater Than the Whole of its Parts
The program is affiliated with East Liverpool City Hospital, which is an
independent community non-profit hospital that serves several counties,
including patients from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. River Valley
Health partners is a health system that includes ELCH, River Valley Physicians,
The Therapy Center, and Ohio Valley Home Health Services.
Better Doctors Through a Better Program
Your education and experience are focused on learning proper patient care
that will also meet your career aspirations and development. Our doctors
have created a positive environment for learning because they enjoy teaching
residents and medical students. Furthermore, the program uses a night
call system to provide coverage and your weekend on call schedules rotate
to enable more predictable schedules for residents.