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Our Family Medicine Resident Alumni at UPMC Williamsport

"Williamsport is an amazing community with far more amenities than I would have thought when first applying. The family centered program helped to prepare me to be a much more well-rounded Physician with a broader scope of experience than I would have been able to get in many other programs. I loved training in Williamsport so much that after only a few years away I knew I had to come back and rejoin the system that I loved so much."

– Steven Barrows, MD, UPMC Family Medicine at Muncy
Class of 2016

"Family Medicine Residency was my first choice. Not only did I have excellent training that prepared me well for my career, but my family and I were welcomed with an overwhelming sense of community. I truly miss the comraderie and great mentors that made my training above and beyond. Never have I doubted my choice in Residency

– Bryan Sandler, MD
Class of 2016

"I appreciate that my training in Williamsport prepared me to take a job that is full spectrum (other than OB). I'm comfortable doing inpatient, outpatient, ER, taking moonlighting shifts as a hospitalist or pediatrician, and I feel prepared to do any of that without hesitating."

– Amy Bedient, DO
Class of 2017

"During training I felt supported by attendings and formed strong bonds with the other residents, which helped me feel like I had a safe place to learn and ask questions. The depth and variety of cases I saw in the office as well as in the hospital helped to give me invaluable experience and to hone my critical thinking skills, which have served me well now that I am out in practice. Since Williamsport is a relatively small medical community I also got to learn a lot from the specialists and work one-on-one with them in a way that has given me the ability to better manage my patients and to let them know what to expect when I must refer them to such specialists. I am also very glad that Williamsport provided me the opportunity to learn to do colposcopies and training for Nexplanon, both of which I now do as part of my practice."

– Andrea (Benoit) Bickford, DO
Class of 2014

"At Williamsport Family Medicine Residency program, you will receive challenging and thorough training from expert full-spectrum physicians who truly care about the patients they serve. Looking back on my residency experience, I am struck by how each and every faculty member cares for the entire patient. I am also grateful for the ways fellow residents built one another up and all of the friendships created during those three years."

– Kristen Phiri, MD
Class of 2018

Five-Year Summary of Residency Graduates 2015-2019

Total Number - 33

  • MD - 13
  • DO - 20

Scope of practice

  • Residency Full-Time Faculty – 2
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Family Medicine, No OB – 3
  • Inpatient Only (Hospitalist) – 2
  • Outpatient, Including OB – 2
  • Outpatient, Including OB and Inpatient Pediatric – 2
  • Outpatient, No OB – 13
  • Fellowship Training – 1 
  • Outpatient, including Inpatient Pediatrics – 1
  • Outpatient, including Medical Directorship of Skilled Nursing Facility – 1
  • Inpatient/Outpatient, including prenatal care – 1
  • Inpatient/Outpatient, including urgent care and nursing home – 1
  • Outpatient, including prenatal care – 1
  • Outpatient, with osteopathic manipulative medicine focus – 1
  • Urgent care – 2