Program Overview

The EMMC Family Medicine Residency Program is a dual AOA/ACGME accredited, 27 resident program, with a training emphasis that prepares its graduates to practice in rural settings. Our residency is an unopposed residency based at Eastern Maine Medical Center, a 411-bed community owned, community governed hospital that serves as the referral center for northern and eastern Maine. Our outpatient experience is based at our new state-of-the-art facility, EMMC Center for Family Medicine.

As a resident, you start your first day of residency as a family physician for the community of Bangor and surrounding areas of Maine. Your work as a family physician is supported and supervised by experienced full-time faculty, part-time clinical faculty, visiting preceptors, an extensive network of affiliated specialists, and a collaborative team of support staff including Family Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, a Practice Manager, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Medical Assistants. The team at the Center for Family Medicine strives to development you into a well-rounded family physician to whom they would entrust their family members.

After the completion of your Family Medicine Residency at EMMC you will be prepared to care for patients from birth to death with an emphasis on knowing and treating the whole patient from all walks of life. You will be proficient in inpatient and outpatient medicine, a comprehensive range of outpatient procedures, obstetrics, pediatrics, acute and emergency care, gynecology, preventative medicine, geriatrics and osteopathic medicine, to name a few.

All Family Medicine residencies nationally have set standards for a base curriculum, but there are many reasons your training at EMMC will be unique:
  • Only residency at a primary referral hospital for eastern and northern Maine which allows you an unopposed position to learn in every aspect of primary care.
  • Full-spectrum family medicine curriculum including excellent inpatient and outpatient experience in both obstetrics and pediatrics. In fact, other residencies send their residents to learn in our facility.
  • Night float call system, which means you know when you will be needed. This allows much more flexibility for personal life.
  • Rural location with access to large referral hospital cases. You learn to practice in a rural area without compromising exposure to educational medicine.
  • Fully utilized electronic medical record through hospital and clinic with remote access available from anywhere.
  • Strong commitment to resident independence with preceptor available 24/7.
  • Dual AOA/ACGME accredited residency with ability to sit for both family medicine boards.
  • Rigorous and comprehensive training with a team that is supportive of each other personally and professionally.
  • OMM Fellowship and strong osteopathic curriculum with facilities to treat patient’s every day.
  • You are someone’s doctor the first day of residency. You start building a continuity patient panel and seeing these patients in continuity clinic during 1st year.