Family Medicine Residency Program

Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program


Holly Buckins
Residency Coordinator

1125 7th Ave.

Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Phone:  724-773-8902 
Fax:  724-770-7945

The Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency boasts a unique model of full-time employed faculty physicians whose sole responsibilities are the education and training of the residents. This core faculty includes family physicians, obstetricians, pediatricians, and a psychologist.  We also utilize volunteer faculty, representing all specialties, who provide additional academic and bedside instruction.

To see our young and energetic faculty, follow the link below:

Family Medicine Residency Program Faculty


One of the strengths of our Family Medicine Residency Program is the spirit of camaraderie among the residents, faculty, staff and hospital community. We recognize the importance of balancing work with recreational, social and leisure activities. Our residents and faculty enjoy socializing and sharing leisure time with one another. Here are a few of the popular activities that our residents and faculty along with their families enjoy:

  • Welcome Picnic
  • Recreational Workshops
  • Community Service Activities
  • Match Party
  • Graduation Festivities
  • Residency Fantasy Football League
  • American Heart Association- Heart Walk

For more information regarding our current and past residents, follow the links below:

Resident Biographies

Recent Graduates


With over 400 accredited family medicine residency programs in the United States, how can you select one that will best meet your needs? You need “A Program as Unique as You”. Accredited in 1979, the Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program is approved to train six residents each year and is formally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Heritage Valley Beaver is a progressive 361-bed hospital facility where residents in our unopposed program experience the full spectrum of family medicine. The hospital is located in a top-ranked community just minutes away from the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Now is an exciting time to join our program!  Our residents currently practice in a newly built 13,000+ square foot, state-of-the-art Family Medicine Center that utilizes Allscripts, a complete electronic health record. Residents are encouraged to customize their own unique learning experience by creating their own Targeted Resident Area of Concentration (TRAC).  Our faculty is committed and enthused about training the next generation of family physicians. If you are interested in learning more about our residency program, I would enjoy the opportunity to speak with you.

For more information regarding our program, follow the links below:

The three-year Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program consists of a combination of patient care and teaching.  A comprehensive three-year didactic lecture/workshop series has been designed for residents to ensure that all current and important topics are covered.  There are a number of unique teaching opportunities that take place in the ambulatory setting. Working one-on-one with dedicated preceptors, residents develop expertise in the behavioral science, gynecologic, prenatal, procedure, osteopathic manipulation and podiatry clinics.

For more detailed information regarding our curriculum, follow the links below:



With the resources available to you at our program, the possibilities are endless.  With the help of your faculty advisor, design a specific Targeted Resident Area of Concentration (TRAC) that aligns with your particular area of interest or educational desires.  The flexibility in the curriculum is designed to make us “A Program as Unique as You.”  Previous residents have designed TRACs in:

  • Geriatrics

  • Sports Medicine

  • Global Health

  • Sleep Medicine

  • Hospitalist Medicine

  • Occupational Medicine

  • Emergency Medicine


  • Twenty (20) days of Paid Time Off (PTO) plus seven holidays
  • $2,000 Continuing Medical Education (CME) allowance per year
  • Five (5) CME days for PGY-2 and PGY-3
  • Interview time: 3 days for PGY-3
  • Food allowance: $1,800 per year
  • Monogrammed lab coats
  • Paid training and license fees
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP courses provided
  • Payment of AOA, ACOFP, AAFP dues
  • iPad
  • Online subscriptions to multiple educational resources



  • Malpractice, Life, and Disability insurances
  • Healthcare, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Credit union
  • Free parking
  • Scrubs
  • Discounted fitness center membership



First Year:  $51,000
Second Year:   $52,500
Third Year:   $54,500
Chief Resident:   $1,800 additional/year





Two or four-week clerkships are available in:

  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • OB/GYN

Clerkships consist of inpatient and outpatient experiences with senior residents and faculty. Students have the opportunity to evaluate patients, formulate diagnoses and therapeutic plans, and participate in procedures under the direction of an attending physician.  Students are encouraged to take a primary role in the care of their patients.  Living accommodations and food allowances are also provided.

For more information, please contact:

Penny Kravos
Medical Student Clerkship Coordinator

The Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program at Heritage Valley Beaver was accredited in 1979 and is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The program emphasizes procedural skills as well as extensive internal medicine and geriatric training. Residents experience the full spectrum of family medicine, including taking care of newborns and managing complicated patients in the intensive care unit.

Heritage Valley’s Family Medicine Residency Program is unopposed and conducted in a large and advanced health care facility. Consequently, our residents do not have to compete for patients, procedures or deliveries and, with the exception of the opportunity to train at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, are able to complete all rotations within the system. The outpatient training component occurs at the Family Medicine Center in Beaver Falls, PA. At the center, residents provide comprehensive medical care for many of the underserved patients in the region, exposing residents to exceptional training in ambulatory medicine.  The Family Medicine Center is embracing disease state management and the principles of the Patient Centered Medical Home and is constantly evolving in order to thrive in a quality driven healthcare environment.

More than 150 residents have graduated from Heritage Valley’s Family Medicine Residency Program which is approved to accommodate six residents each year. The new, 13,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Family Medicine Center is equipped to train the new generation of family medicine residents with access to Allscripts, a system-wide electronic health record (EHR) system.