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


Heritage Valley’s Family Medicine Residency Program is unopposed and conducted in a large and advanced health care facility. Therefore, the residents do not have to compete for patients, procedures or deliveries and have the ability 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. 

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 a systemwide electronic health record (EHR) system.


One of the program’s strengths is the wide variety of elective experiences available to residents.

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • ENT
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Hospice Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • International Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Outpatient Pediatrics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Plastic Surgery
  • PM&R
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Urology
  • Women’s Health
  • Wound Care


The three-year Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency Program consists of a combination of patient care and teaching. The program provides training at Heritage Valley Beaver, the Family Medicine Center, formal conference settings, and in the community. The teaching and supervision of residents is primarily the responsibility of the program’s faculty. The faculty includes family physicians, obstetricians, pediatricians, and a psychologist. Volunteer faculty, representing all specialties, provide additional academic and bedside instruction.

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. We also offer a formal track in geriatric medicine.



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


Program Benefits

  • Twenty (20) days of Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Seven holidays (New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day)
  • $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

Hospital Benefits

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

On Call

All residents utilize a night float system for weekday call. A faculty physician is available at all times to provide necessary support, including telephone consultation and in-house assistance.