Primary Care Track

Internal Medicine Residency Primary CareFeaturing one of Pennsylvania’s only residency programs dually accredited by the AOA and ACGME, Reading Hospital is dedicated to preparing its residents for any allopathic or osteopathic career path. Highlights of ambulatory training for those entering the primary care track include:

  • Primary care and longitudinal experiences at a combined DO/MD site within the Reading Health Physician Network, offering experience in a higher volume practice and preparing you the rigors of private (ambulatory) practice 
  • Individual outcomes data from longitudinal clinic are used for the creation of an individualized practice improvement plan
  • Several dedicated ambulatory subspecialties months, with an  opportunity for you to hone your skills in dermatology, office gynecology, office orthopedics, etc. based on your career goals
  • Training in the care of HIV positive patients
  • You may collaborate with a research mentor and research director for up to three months of research time
  • Quality Improvement training, which teaches skills needed to understand and impact complex systems of care to improve quality of care and patient safety
  • Participation in Western Berks Free Clinic

All requirements are met over the course of three years, but the focus of the ambulatory physician-in-training will be on ambulatory experiences.

Graduates are eligible for board certification and osteopathic residents are encouraged to obtain both ABMS/ABIM and AOA/AOBIM certification.