Beebe Healthcare’s Family Medicine Residency Taking Shape for First Class of Resident Physicians
Residency Program Director Awarded Fellowship with National Institute
The R. Randall Rollins Center for Medical Education at Beebe Healthcare has been readying for upcoming milestones in preparation for the first Family Medicine Resident Physicians and the second group of core clinical campus students in July 2023.
These medical students will be in their third year of curriculum from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and come to Beebe for education experiences in Family Medicine, General Surgery, OB/GYN, Psychology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and Pediatrics with Beacon Pediatrics.
“This hands-on clinical experience is vital to the education of these future physicians, and we are honored to be a part of their medical education journey,” said Michael Kalil, DO, Medical Director for Undergraduate Medical Education.
As for the Family Medicine Residency, accreditation is expected this November, which will begin interviews with fourth-year medical students this winter. In March, Beebe will celebrate “Match Day” when four resident physicians are “matched” with the residency program.
When the resident physicians come to Beebe, they will care for primary care patients under the supervision of board certified physician faculty members led by Joyce Robert, MD, FAAFP, Beebe's Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency.
Dr. Robert has also been awarded a fellowship with the National Institute for Program Director Development with the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. This nationally recognized fellowship accepts a small number of program participants each year following an application process. It is the gold standard for Family Medicine Residency Directors and will allow Dr. Robert to bring the best practices for curriculum design, program development, teaching, and standards of care in academic medicine.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this mentorship so that Beebe’s faculty and residents have access to the very best methods right here in Sussex County,” Dr. Robert said.
Pictured left to right is members of the core faculty: Tanya Ray, MS, Administrative Director, Graduate Medical Education; Joyce Robert, MD, FAAFP, Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency; Jeffrey Hawtof, MD, FAAFP, Associate Program Director; and Michael Kalil, DO, Medical Director, Undergraduate Medical Education.