National Family Medicine Residency

Overview

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education

The Wright Center offers accredited, comprehensive and community-focused residency programs throughout northeast Pennsylvania and across the United States. As the largest Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education consortium in the country, our innovative curriculum merges ACGME and AOA.

Our Family Medicine Residency immerses residents in high-performing, certified Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Community Health Centers, FQHCs and community-based hospitals. Residents are empowered to lead clinical and educational improvements, and in fact, as part of their training, are expected to lead or actively participate in six or more short-cycle process improvements each year.

Our unique National Family Medicine Residency was established in 2011 and now spans four states and two coasts, addressing physician workforce shortages and escalating rural healthcare disparities. Our innovative national consortium model brings together the residency experience of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, the educational infrastructure of A.T. Still University and its School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) and the osteopathic training support of Still OPTI to create a dynamic team focused on the success of the residents. Local program directors oversee the operations at each site and work with the leadership teams from the partnering FQHCs. We have both ACGME with Osteopathic Recognition and AOA accreditation.

We have established training locations in: Tucson, Arizona (El Rio Community Health Center); New Richmond, Ohio (HealthSource of Ohio); Auburn, Washington (HealthPoint); and Washington, D.C. (Unity Health Care).

Click here to learn more about The Wright Center.

Washington, D.C. - Unity Health Care

Unity Health Care is committed to promoting healthier communities in the Washington, D.C. area through compassion and comprehensive health and human services, regardless of ability to pay. Founded in 1985 as the Health Care for the Homeless Project to provide primary health care services to homeless individuals and families that resided in local emergency shelters or on the streets of the District of Columbia. Unity Health Care is comprised of 9 community-based health centers, 11 medical sites in local homeless shelters, 2 school-based health centers, medical walking outreach, and staffs the Department of Corrections medical unit. Within their clinics, Unity Health Care offers primary care and specialty services including oral health, behavioral health, OB/GYN, infectious disease care and podiatry. This provides our residents a unique opportunity to get trained at correctional and homeless medicine, as well as elective opportunities in various specialties.

Rotations for our residents occur in different training locations, including various Unity Health Care sites, Howard University Hospital, Children’s National Health System, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and United Medical Center. As a resident within the Unity Health Care system, Unity will be your home base. Here you will be part of a team of more than 980 compassionate, multicultural, multilingual professionals from both primary care and specialty service fields. Residents are placed in one of our two Unity resident clinic sites for their continuity clinic - Upper Cardozo or Parkside.

We also utilize technology to foster collaborative and remote learning opportunities within our NFMR. Our learners share their Community-Oriented Primary Care research projects and participate in didactic opportunities with other NFMR residents across the country on a consistent basis throughout the year.

For those future residents interested in training at a primary care focused, urban FQHC with a diverse patient population and at a strong academic and supportive learning environment apply through ERAS!

The Wright Center for GME; Unity (Washington, D.C.) ERAS: 1204100696; Track 3056120C2

Residency Program in Family Medicine Administrative Staff

 

Larry LeBeau, D.O.
(National) Program Director 
LebeauL@thewrightcenter.org

Eleni O’Donovan, M.D.
Associate (Local) Program Director
odonovan@thewrightcenter.org

James Huang, M.D.
Core Faculty (COPC and Social Medicine)
huangj@thewrightcenter.org


 

Administrative Staff

Eileen Howells
National Family Medicine Residency Network National Program Coordinator
Howellse@thewrightcenter.org

Ebony Zaho
Washington, D.C. – Unity Health Care 
Local Program Coordinator
Zahoe@thewrightcenter.org

Crystal Martin
Washington, D.C. - Unity Health Care
Academic Administrative Assistant, AA
MartinC@thewrightcenter.org

Linda M. Renzini
Scranton, PA - The Wright Center for GME Director of Resident Recruitment
renzinil@thewrightcenter.org

 

 

Darlene Lawrence, M.D.
Core Faculty (Practice Management and Advising)
lawrenced@thewrightcenter.org

Taisei Suzuki, D.O.
Core Faculty (OMM Curriculum)

suzukit@thewrightcenter.org

Anam Whyne, D.O.
Core Faculty (Osteopathic Faculty and Family Planning)
whynea@thewrightcenter.org