Clinical Settings

The University of Maryland's Family Practice residency combines a university hospital setting with support from community hospitals and other facilities for a well-rounded experience.

The central ambulatory focus is University Family Medicine located on Paca Street, where over 20,000 patients receive their medical care. Our practice has 36 examining rooms, plus facilities for office laboratory studies and procedures. A top-of-the-line electronic medical record system was implemented in September 2010 for our patient care documentation and has allowed us to transition to a more paperless environment. The patient care is delivered by the team concept as the residents, faculty and medical assistants are divided into three practice teams, each with their own patients, examining rooms, nursing, and support staff.

University Family Medicine has been recognized as an NCQA Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. In addition to general family medicine, our faculty also incorporate their special interests into dedicated clinic sessions for sports medicine, adult bariatrics, pediatric bariatrics, outpatient procedures, behavioral medicine, and women’s health procedures.

We offer several inpatient sites for the many rotations during the residency. The main site is at our own medical center one block away. The department has a designated inpatient service team and bed allocation for admissions from the ER or direct from the practice.

Baltimore-Washington Medical Center, a University of Maryland System Hospital, is a Suburban hospital 20 minutes outside the city. This is a training site for medicine, ICU, Geriatrics, and pediatrics rotations. This modern, 310 bed community hospital offers a large full-time staff of well-qualified internists and sub-specialists. They have a top-of-the-line electronic medical record system in the inpatient setting. The Family Medicine residents are the only residents who work at this hospital, providing an unopposed learning environment. Our second year residents function as supervising residents for our interns. High volume and high turnover provides us with excellent training.

University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, another University of Maryland System Hospital just a few blocks away, offers another training site for general surgery, surgical subspecialities and wound care experiences.

Many of our rotations in the third year are based in physician's offices in the community.

For more information, call the University Physicians Consultation and Referral Service at 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).