Curriculum & Call Schedule
During your first year, you will work mainly at Crozer-Chester Medical Center on various inpatient services including medicine, labor and delivery, and ICU. Throughout the year you will have anywhere from one to three half days per week in the office seeing your own panel of patients. You will also spend three months on our own family medicine inpatient service at Delaware County Memorial Hospital.
During your second two years, you will transition from inpatient to outpatient medicine. You will spend at least 3-4 half days per week as a PGYII and 4-5 half days per week as a PGYIII seeing your own panel of patients in the office. The remainder of your time will be spent rotating through different specialty offices such as orthopedics, endocrinology, and cardiology. You will take OB call at Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH). You will also be responsible for our Center For Family Health inpatient service at DCMH for 8 weeks of days and 3 to 4 weeks of nights during PGYIII.
Family Medicine Center:
PGY-I (1-3 ½ days/week)
PGY-II (3 to 4 half days/week)
PGY-III (4 to 5 half days/week)
Behavioral Science Didactics:
PGY-I, II & III (4-5 hours per month)
Resident Scholarly Project:
PGY-I, II & III
PGY-II & III (Follow 2 to 3 Nursing Home patients with monthly visits)
PGY-II & III (Follow 2 to 3 home patients)
PGY-II & III (Follow at least two prenatal patients to delivery)
Urban Underserved Track
Residents who chose this option will spend about 75% of their clinic time in our Upper Darby office, which is a Federally Qualified Health Center. The remaining 25% of their clinic time is spent at our Springfield office.
Sports Medicine Pathway
Residents following this pathway can take advantage of our monthly sports medicine clinic, work closely with the sports medicine fellows as well as cover local sporting events including the Philadelphia Rock and Roll marathon and the Keystone state games. Residents can gain training room experience through Upper Darby High school working with the athletic trainer in treating and diagnosing injuries sustained by high school athletes. Residents can also attend a weekly sports medicine lecture series that is attended by the entire sports medicine department, including fellows, athletic trainers, and sports medicine attendings. These lectures include workshops on joint injections and valuable diagnostic imaging modalities such as ultrasound.
Short call every 4-5 nights on Internal Medicine. There are some weekend calls on Peds, OB/GYN and Surgery. No call on GYN, Community Medicine and ER. Peds and OB have 2 weeks of night float and ICU has 1 week of night float. You will have some 24 hour and some 12-hour calls while at DCMH on our family medicine inpatient service. This will not be more than once per week.
Second and third-year residents participate in “OB Call” usually one to three times per month, depending on their rotation. The OB Call resident is responsible for any OB triage cases or laboring patients at DCMH that evening. OB call may be taken from home. When senior residents are rotating on our inpatient service they will do two days of 24-hour call and one 12-hour call over four weeks.
Night Float: Senior level residents also partake in night float. Second year residents do 3-4 weeks of night float and third-year residents do 2 weeks of night float.
Electives in PGY-III
2.5 Half-Time Electives: Half-time on elective that you choose, half-time in the Center seeing patients, attend all lectures, and participate in evening office hours/call schedule.
1.5 Away Electives: Full-time on elective that you choose, no office hours, call or lecture responsibilities.
Patient Center Medical Home
Federally Qualified Health Center Experience
Opposed and Unopposed Program
Suburban and Urban Office Sites
Complex Health and Social Needs Fellowship
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Teaching Experience Leading Medical Student Group Lectures
- Dermatology Clinic
- Gynecology Clinic
- OMM clinic
- Psychiatry Clinic
- Sports Medicine Clinic
How to Apply and Interview
All applications to the Crozer Health Family Medicine Residency Program must come through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The deadline for receiving applications is December 31.
For more information, please contact:
Crozer Health Family Medicine Residency
1260 East Woodland Avenue, Suite 200
Springfield, PA 19064