Primary Care Track

primary care trackFeaturing one of Pennsylvania’s only dually-accredited residency programs, Reading Hospital is dedicated to preparing its residents for any allopathic or osteopathic career path. Highlights of ambulatory training for those entering a primary care field through our federally funded primary care track (HRSA grant):

  • Primary care and longitudinal experiences at a combined DO/MD site in Reading Health Physician Network, acquiring experience in a higher volume practice and thereby preparing you the rigors of private practice 
  • Individual outcomes data from longitudinal clinic used for the creation of an individualized practice improvement plan
  • Several dedicated ambulatory subspecialties months, where you will have the opportunity to hone your skills in dermatology, office GYN, office orthopedics, etc. based on your interests
  • Care of the HIV positive patient is a mandatory part of training
  • Monthly OMM clinic for osteopathic residents
  • Up to three months of research blocks available, in close collaboration with a clinical research mentor, our faculty research facilitator, and the head of our Research division
  • Quality Improvement training provides skills needed to understand and impact complex systems of care to improve quality of care and patient safety
  • Specialized rotation in community health

All allopathic and osteopathic rotation inpatient and ambulatory requirements are met over the course of 3 years (e.g., neurology, emergency medicine), but the focus of the ambulatory physician-in-training will be on ambulatory electives. The residency program will pay for osteopathic residents to take one of the two board examinations (ABIM or AOA) in support of your efforts to maintain dual status. For allopathic residents, we will pay for your initial ABIM certification examination.