The Reading Hospital Family Practice Residency Program has demonstrated commitment to excellence in family medicine residency education for more than 45 years. The program is ACGME accredited and has achieved full Osteopathic Recognition. We support a total of 24 residents with eight new interns entering the program each year. Located in suburban West Reading, Pennsylvania, the program has a rich, robust history of providing a vigorous academic experience in a welcoming and nurturing community hospital environment. Training is deep and balanced across all clinical disciplines. The busy Family Health Care Center is Patient Centered Medical Home recognized and serves a large, socially and medically complex patient population including patients of all ages. At Reading Hospital, residents take ownership of a busy family medicine inpatient service and pediatric ward. Training includes challenging critical care, medical, pediatric, and women's health cases. Areas of program emphasis include pediatric care, community medicine, behavioral/addiction medicine, osteopathic philosophy/principles, and translating evidence-based medicine into clinical practice. The program offers a diverse teaching faculty committed to excellence in medical education.
Our mission is to train resident physicians to be competent and compassionate Family Physicians by providing the appropriate structure and atmosphere conducive to learning the skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed for the current and future practice of ambulatory and hospital-based medicine. To promote a culture of scholarly inquiry and a commitment to lifelong learning that includes an ability to translate evidence-based medicine into clinical practice. To provide high quality, humanistic, and ethical care without regard to age, race, gender, ethnic, or socioeconomic background with an emphasis on the prevention of disease, the promotion of patient wellness, and the elimination of disparities in healthcare delivery. To promote the team-based professional atmosphere and relationships which will encourage our residency graduates to remain in the community and provide a stable complement of high-quality Family Physicians for the Tower Health Hospitals and the community they serve.
Family Medicine Residency
Program Director Interview: John Sheffield, MD, and Aimee Luo, DO