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Family Medicine Residency at UPMC Williamsport

Welcome to the UPMC Williamsport Family Medicine Residency's Applicant Resources Page! Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions that we've pulled together to supplement our virtual interviews. 

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Application Requirements for the Family Medicine Residency Program at UPMC Williamsport

When applying to the Family Medicine Residency Program at UPMC Williamsport, please have the following items completed:

  1. ERAS Application
  2. Three letters of recommendation
  3. MSPE
  4. Passing scores on USMLE I & II  or COMLEX I & II
  5. Medical School graduation within three months of anticipated start of residency

Osteopathic recognition eligibility criteria 

  • A minimum of 100 hours of osteopathic training containing all of the following:
    • osteopathic philosophy, history, terminology, and code of ethics
    • anatomy and physiology related to osteopathic medicine
    • indications, contraindications, and safety issues associated with the use of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT)
    • palpatory diagnosis, osteopathic structural examination, and OMT

In addition to completing your ERAS application, you are also required to have a personal interview to meet with our faculty and current residents. Interviews are scheduled mid-October through mid-January. Candidates selected to interview will be notified in writing.

For more information about either our residency or clerkship programs, call 800-837-2011 or write to:

Williamsport Family Medicine Residency
740 High Street, Suite 4001
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701
sus-williamsportfmr@upmc.edu

Information about National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) (PDF)

For Students: Big City Medicine in a Rural Setting

When people think of teaching hospitals, they usually think about big cities and names like Johns Hopkins or Cedars-Sinai; however, medical students can gain top-quality, hands-on experience right here in Williamsport! Each year, over 50 students from all over the U.S. take part in the Family Medicine Residency Program student clerkships.

Clerkships are offered in obstetrics, pediatrics, and family medicine. Many students take part in a rotation in obstetrics from a family medicine perspective that has received rave reviews from the students who have completed it. During the OB rotation, students gain practical experience in a hands-on pregnancy care environment.

Having medical students at UPMC continually tests our medical staff and residents. "The students who participate in the clerkships push our residents and faculty to a higher level," says Luan Pham, MD, "Having students with us challenges our residents and faculty to stop and explain to someone else what they are doing and why."

Students are offered feedback on a daily basis - something they rarely get anywhere else. They are rated on eight different areas: knowledge base, history-taking, physical exam, problem-solving, progress notes, oral presentations, reliability and initiative and interpersonal skills. Mid-way and at the end of their clerkship, students receive an overall evaluation during a one-on-one meeting.

Students are considered to be an important part of the patient care team. They get to experience caring for patients with the supervision of a physician.

"We've set up our clerkships to provide a variety of opportunities for learning in an environment that's challenging yet comfortable," explained Annette Sheets, C-TAGME, Supervisor, Graduate Medical Education. "Even students who are not planning to practice family medicine say that the family medicine rotation is a very good experience. Students really enjoy our program because they truly are embraced as part of our team."

Download the Student Rotation Request Form (PDF)