In 2012 the Lankenau Medical Center created an initiative and made a commitment to satisfy the growing need for primary care physicians in the community. Twelve months were devoted to the development of an family medicine residency program. This effort culminated with the acceptance of our first pair of residents in the 2013 match. Although the program is new, residency education has been a part of our lives for as long as we have been in practice. Combined, we have over 40 years of residency training experience and the Lankenau Medical Center has been providing medical care, nationally recognized for its quality, to the surrounding community for past 150 years.
Those selected to train in the Lankenau Medical Center’s family medicine residency at the City Line Family Medicine practice will experience a program focused on resident education, sense of community and physician-patient communication. Dedicated faculty, many recognized for their teaching ability, are committed to providing the best possible resident experience. Our mission is to graduate residents equipped with a comprehensive knowledge base and skill set permitting the resident to smoothly transition into medical practice.
Knowledge is key for success and our program is structured to educate residents in several different arenas. Education extends beyond the provision of didactic medical knowledge. At Lankenau, you will have ample exposure to excellent lecture programs including morning report, the Harmonious Consultation Conference, Grand Rounds, Schwartz Rounds, and many department lectures. We are cognizant of the resident’s need to achieve board certification and the anxiety that residents experience during this time. Because achieving board certification is critical to your success we have implemented a comprehensive Family Medicine Board Review program that gives our residents the best opportunity to pass their boards on their first attempt. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) lectures are provided that nicely correspond to the resident’s mandatory participation in the AOA Core Competency Program. Additionally, to round out the resident’s education, practice and business management lectures are an integral part of our departmental lecture series.
Residents will also enjoy training within state of the art facilities recently improved by a $500 million upgrade and expansion. As one would guess, state of the art facilities greatly enhance the residency experience. That is exactly what has happened at Lankenau. Family medicine residents will train with experts in their fields on the most advanced equipment available. The new Heart Pavilion, Comprehensive Breast Center, and Cardiac ICU as well as the renovated Emergency Department are just a few of the advantages of training at the Lankenau Medical Center.
With us, at the conclusion of your residency you will have: gained all of the necessary tools and insight to competently practice medicine; transformed yourself into an accomplished self learner; established yourself as an integral part of the community; become part of the Lankenau Medical Center family; and lastly, have assembled numerous lifelong friends. Thank you for your interest in our program and we look forward to working side by side with you.
For more information, contact Kim-Lieu Pham, Program Coordinator, at 610.771.0260 or PhamK@mlhs.org.