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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

Hospital Service Team

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital listed as the Nation's 16th best hospital. Click here to read more.

Jefferson Health and Independence Blue Cross signed a new agreement that focuses on lowering the cost of care and improving the health of members, patients, and community throughout Greater Philadelphia. Click here to read more.

Krys Foster, MD, MPH, Clinical Instructor was awarded the President's Young Physician Award, at the 33rd Annual Mercy-Douglass Lectureship, held by the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania. Krys was recognized "for her tireless effort in young physician leadership."

Bobby McClowry, MD (Class of 2017), was the lead author (along with with two members of our faculty) for an article on Bullying in the Journal of Family Practice: What Family Physicians can do to combat bullying.

The Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Center for Refugee Health was recently featured in an  Association of American Medical Colleges article examining health clinics that provide primary care to newly resettled refugees.

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

Jefferson and Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health 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 Inquirer, 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.    

Family Medicine & Community Medicine at the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents at Medical Students


On Thursday July 27th, Grace Amadi, MD, Lionel McIntosh, MD, Bruce Reaves, MD and Claire Thesing, MD formed the resident delegation that traveled to Kansas City, Missouri to attend the American Academy of Family Physicians' annual National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students.

Family Medicine & Community Medicine at the STFM Spring Conference

Residents and members of the faculty traveled to San Diego, California to attend the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Annual Spring Conference.  Robert McClowry, MD - PGY 3, presented a QI project on “A Mixed-methods Analysis of Improving Post hospitalization Follow-up Appointment Attendance on a Teaching Hospital Service.”  Krys Foster, MD, MPH - Fourth Year Chief and Yury Parra, MD - PGY 3 delivered a presentation on Puentes de Salud, one of the community site the residency is partnered with, titled: “Development of a Community-based Clinical Training Site Addressing the Needs of Latino Immigrants.”

STFM Witt Parra FosterDeborah Witt, MD, Krys Foster, MD, MPH, and Yury Parra, MD after presenting their poster "Development of a Community-based Clinical Training Site Addressing the Needs of Latino Immigrants," at STFM.
Christine A. Arenson, MD

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

R. Patrick McManus, MD

R. Patrick
McManus, MD

Director, Residency Program

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

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