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 200 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.