Ambulatory medicine is the cornerstone of family medicine education and our program. Our residents select their “home base” office. They develop their own panel of patients and see the majority of their office visits at this office. Everyone will also get the opportunity to work and learn at the various offices throughout their time at ChristianaCare. Our outpatient offices are set up in a team based model. Each team is made up of two faculty members, two to four residents, a medical assistant and office assistant. Residents will receive their own panel of patients, and the team based approach helps to develop a strong continuity of care for both physicians and patients.
Family Medicine Center at Foulk Road
Our original office location in North Wilmington serves the suburban underserved population. We are undergoing a complete renovation to include 18 exam rooms, a resident work room, faculty offices, administrative spaces and a conference room. Here, residents and patient’s have access to two OMT exam tables and multiple tables that can be used for gynecological exams. Residents and faculty have access to embedded behavioral health, care coordination nursing support, and an in-house social worker. There is a lab, imaging center, and rehabilitation facility in the same office building to allow patient’s greater access.
Family Medicine Center at Wilmington Hospital
Located in downtown Wilmington within Wilmington Hospital, the residency practice serves the urban underserved population. This location has 12 exam rooms including OMT and multiple exam tables equipped for gynecologic exams. There is on site access during clinic hours to behavioral health consultants, social workers, nutrition counselors, and care coordination nursing support. Patients are able to get lab work and imaging done on-site before or after appointments.
Westside Family Healthcare
This family medicine residency training site increases access to care and promotes continued support for underserved populations within Wilmington, Delaware. Westside Family Healthcare is a federally qualified health center with locations serving New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties in Delaware. At this healthcare site, patients are provided care regardless of ability to pay, immigration status, or sexual orientation. Many patients are primarily Spanish speaking and the office is equipped with Spanish speaking staff as well as ipads for translation. Westside also houses an on-site lab, social worker, dental office, and nutritional counselor.
Experience two contrasting hospitals
University/academic or community? Large or small? Opposed or unopposed? These are questions students ask themselves when choosing a residency program.
At ChristianaCare there is no need to choose.
We are fortunate to have the unique combination of a top-rated tertiary-care medical center as well as a growing community hospital, enabling us to enjoy the best of both worlds.
At Christiana Hospital, family medicine residents learn in the medical intensive care unit, newborn nursery, and labor and delivery. Residents deliver babies in the new state of the art Center for Women’s and Children’s Health where more than 6,000 babies are born each year. Additional opportunities include Christiana Hospital’s level 1 trauma center, cancer treatment center, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Here, residents will benefit from the education involving multiple residency programs.
At Wilmington Hospital, family medicine residents enjoy taking care of patients in a community hospital setting in which family medicine is the primary residency program in the hospital. Residents enjoy the direct contact and teaching they receive from attendings and specialists. Our inpatient hospital service is staffed by all family medicine trained attendings. We admit patients from our three outpatient medical practices to provide residents and patients with excellent continuity of care.
Additional training sites
- Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children.
- Adolescent wellness centers.
- Juvenile detention centers.
- Home visits and nursing home care.
- School athletics programs.
- HIV Clinic.
- Migrant mobile health unit.