Sponsored by Baptist Health, the leading healthcare provider in central Alabama’s River Region, the Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program accepts eight residents each year into our three-year academic program. The resident physicians continue their primary care training in adult medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, sports medicine and all other areas of family medicine. Resident physicians also gain experience in areas such as emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, urology, cardiology, critical care medicine, gastroenterology, rheumatology, pulmonology, dermatology, and other sub-specialities.
Resident physicians in the program are trained by experienced, board certified faculty. Resident physicians provide supervised medical care to their established patient clientele. Patients are seen by appointment in a typical private practice setting. Patients from Montgomery and the surrounding River Region area benefit from the program with resident physicians also performing rotations in areas outside the Montgomery metro area.
Resident physicians are under the supervision of the residency faculty physicians and the community attending physicians. The program receives strong support from Montgomery area physicians who also serve as the clinical faculty.
The primary care center, or Baptist Family Medicine as the clinic is called, is located on Narrow Lane Road, on the campus of Baptist Medical Center South, the primary training center for the residency program.
With the goal of enhancing the medical services of the people it serves, the Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program is committed to our community and its need for primary care.
The Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program is an unopposed, community based program sponsored by Baptist Health. More than 500 physicians in the Montgomery/River Region area have privileges at the Baptist Health facilities and are very supportive of our program and our residents.
Resident physicians are able to fine tune their curriculum based on their practice desires. Elective rotations are built into the MFMRP curriculum to allow residents to personalize their training opportunities when they have determined the type of practice on which they want to focus.
MFMRP also collaborates with Auburn University. Faculty member, Dr. Heather Whitley, holds her primary appoint with Auburn’s Harrison School of Pharmacy. Through this collaboration student pharmacists in their final year of study complete a 5-week rotation at the MFMRP. When they are not seeing patients with Dr. Whitley, they round through patient care encounters with the family medicine residents. They help answer drug information, selection, and dosing questions and aid in patient education.
We receive two Ph.D. psychology students students from Auburn University every August to complete a one year rotation in clinical psychology. The students are exposed to traditional practices and services that are encountered in a typical psychology practice: psychological assessment, and treatment of a variety of behavioral and emotional disorders in children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Diverse educational methods in resident training include lectures, case presentations, journal articles, on-line reviews, self-assessment modules, independent learning projects and scholarly activities.
The graduates of the MFMRP have taken what they have learned in their training here into their practices which include ER medicine, traditional office based medicine, hospital medicine, geriatrics, urgent care settings and academic medicine.
There are many opportunities in Sports Medicine with two colleges contractually linked to Baptist Health.
One resident physician recently expressed it like this: “You rarely find a program where you find all the aces in one spot, but the Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program certainly has them all.”
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