Frequently Asked Questions
How many Positions do you offer each year?
We are a 7-7-7 allopathic program, totaling 21 positions.
How old is your program?
Our allopathic program was established in 1974 and is one of the original family medicine residencies in the state of Ohio.
What are your criteria to apply?
We require one year of formal medical education in the United States. This needs to be either clinical rotations through your medical school or through a residency program. The training has to be within the last two years (observerships, research and externships do not qualify). We also require a passing USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 by your second attempt and passing USMLE Step 2 or COMLEX Level 2 on your first attempt. Year of graduation from medical school must be no more than two years from date of application.
May I fax additional information to put with my application?
No. Information that is sent through mail or the fax will be discarded. All documentation must be submitted through ERAS.
Do you invite international medical graduates to interview?
Yes. All applications are reviewed. Applicants who meet our criteria are eligible for an interview.
Do you sponsor visas?
Yes, we sponsor J-1 and H1-B visas. For 2023 applicants, we accept ECFMG Pathway 3 Certification.
Do you have away electives?
Residents are permitted to do one away elective (including international) in either their PGY-2 or PGY-3 year. Many residents choose to participate in global health or use this as an opportunity to visit future practice sites.
Do you have any internships or observerships?
No, not at this time.
What is unique about your program?
Our program offers individualized longitudinal opportunities to provide extra experience for our residents' areas of interest. These include, but are not limited to: hospice and palliative care, sports medicine, obstetrics and women's health, procedures and under-served care. We also integrate point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training using state-of-the-art technology.
what kind of procedures do you learn?
The program provides residents with those office skills that would allow them to perform the standard procedures in day-to-day practice. Residents will achieve competence in OMT, skin biopsies (shave, punch, elliptical and excisional), cryotherapy, suturing of lacerations, and joint injections. Residents will also perform gynecological procedures, including IUD placement and removal, Nexplanon insertion and removal, colposcopies, and endometrial biopsies. The obstetrical procedures include vacuum extraction, laceration and episiotomy repair, IUPC placement, and fetal scalp placement.
Do you have maternity/paternity leave?
Yes, residents are permitted to take a leave of absence for the birth or adoption of a child.
Are you involved in the community?
Yes, our faculty and residents make significant contributions to the health of our community. We provide care at the Hartville Migrant Clinic, Stark County Health Department, and the Shipley Child Health Clinic. Our residents have the opportunity to perform pre-participation physicals for high school and middle school athletes.
How are your residents accepted in a multi-residency hospital?
Our Family Medicine residents are well-received, and Aultman Hospital provides a Family Medicine friendly training environment. Our residents work side-by-side with Ob/Gyn, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, Radiology residents, and Cardiovascular Disease fellows. This creates a strong bond and teamwork approach to patient care and lasting professional relationships.
Is your program affiliated with any universities?
Yes, our program has a strong affiliation with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) with teaching appointments available for residents. We have medical students throughout the year in our Family Medicine clerkship program. We are also affiliated with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM).
Are there opportunities for medical student electives?
We offer four-week Family Medicine electives to qualified M4 students throughout the year.
What is call like?
During your residency training with our program, you will take call on Family Medicine Services (FMS) and Medical Teaching Services (MTS). PGY-1 residents will take short call on weeknights from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and weekend call from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. PGY-2 will take in-house call overnight and PGY-3 residents will take overnight call from home. The average call per four-week block is three calls.
How long is your program accredited?
Our program received full accreditation through the ACGME.