Internal Medicine Osteopathic Residency
Reading Hospital's Department of Medicine is one of the few medical training programs that is dually approved by both AOA and ACGME. Our Osteopathic residents have the opportunity to obtain AOA Board Certification or to be dually certified through the AOA and the ABIM.
The Internal Medicine Osteopathic Residency is fully integrated with the ACGME-approved allopathic internal medicine training program. The program offers flexibility to prepare the individual for a variety of career opportunities in general and subspecialty internal medicine.
Outstanding on-site osteopathic philosophy and osteopathic manual manipulation supplement the competency training in patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice-based learning, and systems-based practice. Check out our Internal Medicine Program.
Family Medicine Osteopathic Residency
Our program is a dual-accredited, three-year Family Medicine program with four residents per class. each resident will sit for both the Osteopathic and Allopathic Family Medicine boards at the end of the third year.
This program is conducted in partnership with our Allopathic program, which also has four residents per class. The program is strong in all aspects of Family Medicine from infants to adults. All core curriculum requirements are included, and residents have five months of elective time throughout their residency to explore other avenues of interest. There is unopposed pediatrics in our program, so residents become very comfortable with the management of both outpatient and inpatient pediatrics. We have a procedure clinic twice a week that provides instruction in skin excision and biopsy, colposcopy/endometrial biopsy, joint injections, and other common procedures in Family Medicine.
Obstetrics is also strong with dedicated faculty to teaching Obstetrics to our residents. OMM is incorporated in the curriculum all three years, and there is instruction via OMM clinic time and inpatient OMM all three years. Lastly, residents have the opportunity to take advantage of two unique features of our program: international medicine through our Global Health Track as well as exposure to complementary medicine through our Acupuncture Clinic.
The Family Medicine Residency at Reading has been well established in our hospital system for more than 43 years. It is highly respected by other residency programs and specialists in our hospital. Residents will practice in a 647-bed community hospital that is also a Level 2 Trauma Center. A comprehensive CME program is also part of our residency program. Residents graduate fully prepared to practice Family Medicine in all aspects of the profession. Check out our Family Medicine Program.